Python 2 for Debian?
kern at myrddin.caltech.edu
Tue Feb 27 17:10:51 EST 2001
In article <3A9C15E6.F2099AD4 at quasar.ipa.nw.ru>,
"Alexander V. Voinov" <avv at quasar.ipa.nw.ru> writes:
> Sean 'Shaleh' Perry wrote:
>> On 27-Feb-2001 David Given wrote:
>> > Subject says it all, really. Does anyone know when Python 2 is coming out
>> > for Debian? All I can find on my local mirror is 1.5.
>> apt-get install python2-base. It lives in unstable and testing.
>> Until the licensing gets straightened out, most python modules are not being
>> recompiled under Debian for python2. So you can play with the language, but
>> some of the useful things are missing.
> Why not to put them into [non-free]? Who would mind?
IIRC, it's not that Python's license is restrictive; it passes the DFSG fine.
It's the fact that it conflicts with the GPL according to RMS, so distributing
the readline module binary, say, could be a GPL violation. No one wants to
get Debian in legal trouble.
kern at caltech.edu
"In the fields of hell where the grass grows high
Are the graves of dreams allowed to die."
-- Richard Harter
More information about the Python-list