[issue11421] Subversion keywords missing on 2.5 checkout

Martin v. Löwis report at bugs.python.org
Mon Mar 7 01:43:05 CET 2011

Martin v. Löwis <martin at v.loewis.de> added the comment:

> Can you explain how I'm supposed to build Python 2.5 from a Mercurial
> checkout?

No, I can't. Just don't. Use subversion instead if you want to build 
Python 2.5 (or use one of the released versions).

> What is magic about Sept 2011?

Security releases will cease at that point, and the need to keep
subversion and mercurial synchronized will disappear.


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