Recompilation of Python3.6.x

Klaus Jantzen k.d.jantzen at
Thu Mar 23 03:45:35 EDT 2017

On 03/23/2017 12:23 AM, Jon Ribbens wrote:
> 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").

The information must be somewhere because Python must have been compiled 
frequently and correctly for the various (important) OSs before making 
it available to the public. And I do not think that it is left up to 
"your luck" that the required packages and libraries are present.



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