[New-bugs-announce] [issue6047] "install" target in python 3.x makefile should be "fullinstall"

Ronald Oussoren report at bugs.python.org
Sun May 17 12:22:36 CEST 2009

New submission from Ronald Oussoren <ronaldoussoren at mac.com>:

The default "install" target in the toplevel makefile for python 3.x 
behaves like the "altinstall" target in python 2.x. This behaviour was 
choosen to avoid conflicts between python 3.x and python 2.x 

IMO this is no longer needed, "make fullinstall" can coexist nicely with 
Python 2.x because the binaries that get installed for Python 3.x are 
named differently than those in Python 2.x.  Furthermore the 
"fullinstall" target is what most users will actually want to use: that 
install the 'unversioned' filenames.

I therefore propose to renamed the "install" target in Python 3.x to 
"altinstall" and to rename the "fullinstall" target to "install".

assignee: benjamin.peterson
messages: 87980
nosy: benjamin.peterson, ronaldoussoren
severity: normal
status: open
title: "install" target in python 3.x makefile should be "fullinstall"
type: behavior
versions: Python 3.1

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