[Tutor] Python 3.6 update?

Jim jf_byrnes at comcast.net
Sat Oct 27 12:10:40 EDT 2018

On 10/25/18 5:30 PM, Mats Wichmann wrote:
> On 10/25/2018 03:07 PM, Jim wrote:
>> Mint 18.1
>> Default python3 = 3.5
>> Python 3.6 installed for use by a virtual environment.
>> Update manager just informed me of an update for python 3.6 to 3.6.7-1.
>> When I started to install it, I got a dialog saying:
>> this upgrade will trigger additional changes. The following 2 packages
>> will be removed  python3-dev & python3-venv.
>> I am wondering what will happen to the virtual environment I have
>> installed that uses python 3.6. Will the 2 packages be replaced and the
>> virtual environment continue to work or is there some other steps I will
>> need to take.
>> Regards,  Jim
> we can't tell that from here.
> Not sure whose bright idea it was to package venv separately, since it's
> supposed to be a "standard" part of Python 3 since 3.3 (I guess it's
> "batteries included, but you still have to install the batteries" :).
> But removing the package doesn't affect a created virtual environment.
> What can affect a created virtual environment is how it was created -
> there are a few options, some combinations of which could leave things
> going missing from underneath if the Python it's created from is
> upgraded.  venv has an upgrade option that might help with that.
> Mint forums (and probably Ubuntu forums) could be further help...
> usually somebody's been through it before.

Asked on ubuntu forumn.

thanks,  Jim

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