[Python-Dev] issue 9807 - a glitch in coexisting builds of different types

Barry Warsaw barry at python.org
Tue Oct 5 16:21:22 CEST 2010

On Oct 05, 2010, at 10:45 AM, Jeroen Ruigrok van der Werven wrote:

>-On [20101004 20:48], Barry Warsaw (barry at python.org) wrote:
>>On Oct 02, 2010, at 01:40 PM, Antoine Pitrou wrote:
>>>Besides, mingling different installations together makes uninstalling
>>>much more difficult.
>>Not for a distro I think.
>It does. On BSD the ports and packages are referred to a specific
>location in the ports tree, e.g. ports/lang/python26, so any Python
>2.6 compiled and installed from ports with specific options will
>*always* point to this location. So if you want to install 2 versions
>of Python 2.6 with different options, you are out of luck using the
>standard way.

Do any BSD distros provide multiple different builds of Python to their users?
How do they handle having a debug build or non-debug build?

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