Python 2 for Debian?

Gregor Hoffleit gregor at
Wed Feb 28 16:21:53 CET 2001

On Wed, Feb 28, 2001 at 10:36:22AM +0000, David Given wrote:
> In article <qnku25gymis.fsf at>,
> 	cookedm+news at (David M. Cooke) writes:
> > At some point, dg at (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.
> > 
> > Install the python2-* packages from unstable (they haven't made it
> > into testing yet, unfortunately).
> Ah, right. I'm doing this on my work machine, so they probably wouldn't
> thank me for putting unstable on it, so I'm sticking with testing. Looks
> like I'm going to have to wait.

The python2-* packages are currently stuck in unstable, since they depend on
tcl/tk8.3. tcl/tk8.3 in turn currently has a severe bug, which prevents it
from being moved to testing. That's the crux with package pools ;-)

You could either fetch the python2 source ('apt-get source python2' with
unstable in sources.list) and recompile it, changing Modules/
accordingly to use tk8.0 or tk8.2, or you'll have to wait for the resolution
of these problems...


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