[Python-Dev] Python 2.6.4rc1

Zvezdan Petkovic zvezdan at zope.com
Thu Oct 8 14:45:54 CEST 2009

On Oct 7, 2009, at 2:09 PM, Barry Warsaw wrote:
> I want us to be very careful about 2.6.4.  This isn't a normal bug  
> fix release, it's specifically there to remove the brown paper bag  
> of 2.6.3 from our heads.  So let's be conservative and fix this one  
> in 2.6.5.

Can we get the readline patch reviewed as well.  It was applied to  
trunk already: http://svn.python.org/view?view=rev&revision=74970

It's marked for backport to 2.6 as "needs review":

It fixes a BusError crash that was just swiped under a rug by  
disabling the build in setup.py.  :-)

FWIW, the part of the patch that changes setup.py will be useful for  
another comparison of Mac OS X release numbers.  The line 1362 on the  
trunk (1364 on the 2.6 branch) compares strings and, unfortunately,   
'10.' < '8.' for Darwin 10 (Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard):

	if os.uname()[2] > '8.':

So, it should be changed to:

	if os_release > 8:

where ``os_release`` is introduced by the patch mentioned above as:

	os_release = int(os.uname()[2].split('.')[0])

on the line 550 on the trunk.



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