Recompilation of Python3.6.x

Chris Angelico rosuav at
Wed Mar 22 17:05:07 EDT 2017

On Thu, Mar 23, 2017 at 7:34 AM, Thomas Nyberg <tomuxiong at> wrote:
> On 03/22/2017 03:22 PM, Jon Ribbens wrote:
>> A simple table with a list of the library names, the debian package
>> names, and the rpm names would provide the information in a way that
>> would be useful to everyone.
> I definitely agree, but it would be kind of difficult to maintain. I mean if
> you supported debian and redhat (should others be considered?), then who's
> responsibility is it to keep it up to date? And then for Macs would you use
> names from brew? For Windows what would be done there? Other systems? I
> might be over complicating things, but still it feels like this could
> quickly fall out of date (though I guess new libraries are introduced pretty
> rarely, so maybe this is an unfounded fear).

This is exactly what apt build-dep is. It's part of the package
manager system, so it's tied to your own version of Debian/Ubuntu/etc,
and it's usually pretty reliable. You ask for the build deps of a
previous Python 3, and they'll generally be what you need for the


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