On 13 November 2017 at 20:43, Antoine Pitrou email@example.com wrote:
On Mon, 13 Nov 2017 11:17:54 +0100 Petr Viktorin firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Wow. I had forgotten Debian could be such a user-hostile distribution. I'm not sure what the reason would be to use it as a basis for a training course in Python programming, then (other than the teacher having their own ideological preferences).
For us, it's the *student's* preference. I believe it's better to let students use the machine and environment they're used to, even if it means extra trouble for the instructors. So, we get a healthy mix of Windows, Mac, Debian, Fedora, and sometimes some surprises.
In that case the student must be ready to deal with the perils of their own preferences.
It's also currently missing from https://packaging.python.org/guides/installing-using-linux-tools/, but we can amend that now that we know what the required fix is.