[docs] [issue20090] slight ambiguity in README.txt instructions for building docs
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Sat Dec 28 16:14:34 CET 2013
New submission from Mitchell Model:
I tried to build the docs for v3.4.0b1 following the instructions in the Doc/README.txt. My default python is v3.3. I got the following error message:
"Error: Sphinx needs to be executed with Python 2.4 or newer (not 3.0 though)."
I wondered what was weird about 3.0 as opposed to later versions that it wouldn't work. Fortunately I had run into other situations where tools expected Python 2 but wouldn't work with Python 3, so after a few minutes of head scratching I tried using Python 2, whi
Sphinx needs to be executed with Python 2 (v. 2.4 or newer), not Python 3
so that it makes clear that it requires Python 2 not Python 3 and puts the grammatical emphasis where it belongs.
More importantly, perhaps, the Doc README should be changed to state that make must use Python 2.
assignee: docs at python
components: Build, Documentation
nosy: MLModel, docs at python
title: slight ambiguity in README.txt instructions for building docs
versions: Python 3.4
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