[code-quality] FreeBSD installation of pylint3

Marius Gedminas marius at gedmin.as
Tue Oct 13 10:23:38 CEST 2015

On Mon, Oct 12, 2015 at 02:16:58PM -0700, Jeff Quast wrote:
> > On Oct 12, 2015, at 2:03 PM, Paul Hargreaves <paul.hargreaves at technowizardry.co.uk> wrote:
> > 
> > Likely this is because BSD is still at 3.4:
> > $ python3 --version
> > Python 3.4.3
> I maintain a FreeBSD build slave, and 3.5 is most certainly available as of a few weeks ago, I just reviewed my “history” output there. You may issue commands:
> $ sudo pkg update
> $ sudo pkg add python35
> FreeBSD ships pip as a package. I suggest not to install it through freebsd, but rather using get-pip.py(*).
> $ sudo python3.5 get-pip.py

Why not 'sudo python3.5 -m ensurepip'?  It's basically get-pip.py,
included in the standard library since 3.4.

> (*)As pip updates itself, and installs and updates all other python packages, I am against the operating system managing anything but the python interpreter by principal.
> For example, when attempting to perform a “pkg" upgrade of all installed python packages through freebsd, it will downgrade pip and many others as it “uninstalls” something pip may have later upgraded without its knowledge, producing bad state in the site-packages folder.

Marius Gedminas
Colorless green ideas sleep furiously.
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