[Python-Dev] python 2 for building python 3

Mark Dickinson dickinsm at gmail.com
Sat Dec 4 14:23:19 CET 2010

On Sat, Dec 4, 2010 at 11:41 AM, Antoine Pitrou <solipsis at pitrou.net> wrote:
> Er, normally you don't need *any* Python installed to build Python (be
> it 3.x or 2.x).

Are you sure about this?  I remember needing an existing Python to
building Python 2.7 on a new python-less install of FreeBSD a couple
of months ago.  But maybe that was just an issue with timestamps on
files.  I'll see if I can reproduce.


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