[New-bugs-announce] [issue1590] "make altinstall" installs pydoc, idle, smtpd.py

David Ripton report at bugs.python.org
Tue Dec 11 16:48:35 CET 2007

New submission from David Ripton:

Python 3.0a2, Gentoo Linux, x86

"make altinstall" installs idle, pydoc, and smtpd.py

This can partially break the previous Python install, which is counter
to the idea of altinstall being safe to use in parallel with an existing
install of a different version of Python.

IMO altinstall should install no files that lack a version number
somewhere in their path.  I suggest having altinstall simply not install
pydoc, idle, and smtpd.py.

components: Build
messages: 58437
nosy: dripton
severity: minor
status: open
title: "make altinstall" installs pydoc, idle, smtpd.py
type: behavior
versions: Python 3.0

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