Recompilation of Python3.6.x

Nathan Ernst nathan.ernst at
Wed Mar 22 19:50:00 EDT 2017

I would also add a link to the dependency's project page, in case building
from source is necessary.

You don't always have root, and you're not always building with the system
supplied compiler.

There are a lot of situations that may require building from source. Far
too many to even bother to enumerate.

On Wed, Mar 22, 2017 at 6:23 PM, Jon Ribbens <jon+usenet at>

> On 2017-03-22, Grant Edwards <grant.b.edwards at> wrote:
> > On 2017-03-22, 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.
> >
> > A _simple_ table would be useful.  However, a _simple_ table is not
> > possible.
> >
> >> I definitely agree, but it would be kind of difficult to maintain. I
> >> mean if you supported debian and redhat (should others be
> >> considered?),
> >
> > And you would need table for each _version_ of each distribution
> > (libraries sometimes get combined/renamed/split).
> Not really, that's why I suggested one of the fields in the table
> would be the standard library name - people should always be able
> to use that to find the appropriate package for their distribution
> (if there is one, otherwise they'll need to compile from source).
> > And you would need tables showing which libraires are required for
> > which Python features: tkinter is optional, crypto is optional (or at
> > least used to be), etc.
> That's a good idea - that would make the simple table have 4 columns:
> name, deb, rpm, python module (or "essential").
> --

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