Python in Linux - barrier to Python 3.x

Ant antroy at
Tue Sep 21 22:54:55 CEST 2010

On Sep 21, 2:04 pm, Philip Semanchuk <phi... at> wrote:
> On Sep 21, 2010, at 8:29 AM, Ant wrote:
> Don't know about Python 3 on Fedora (I use a Mac), but reports that Fedora has been using Python >= 2.6 since Fedora 11 which was released in June of 2009.

Yes you are right - I've checked on my home machine, and it is indeed
2.6. Still, no Python 3 unless I upgrade to Fedora 13, and upgrading
an OS in order to get the latest version of one package is a bit much!

I know that this is a distribution issue, and not strictly a Python
one, but the issue exists primarily because python is such a
successful language it has become deeply embedded in linux
distributions, and so there is now a lot of work involved in checking
that a python upgrade doesn't break things.

Some solution involving virtualenv is perhaps a possibility.

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