[Python-Dev] PEP 250, site-python, site-packages

Aahz Maruch aahz@rahul.net
Tue, 3 Jul 2001 11:11:45 -0700 (PDT)

Gregor Hoffleit wrote:
> So let me paraphrase: Provided the maintainer of the Debian Python
> package would do a good job and keep the package always up-to-date,
> would you think there's a real world need for concurrent Python versions
> on the same system ?

Yes.  Thing is, you're going to have Debian system scripts that will
possibly rely on a specific version of Python.  It's not fair to expect
users to upgrade the OS every time they want a newer version of Python,
yet you can't take a chance on the system scripts breaking.
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