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FS#33075 - Automake: prefer Python 2

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Kerrick Staley (KerrickStaley) - Thursday, 13 December 2012, 09:19 GMT
Last edited by Allan McRae (Allan) - Friday, 14 December 2012, 04:06 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Core
Status Closed
Assigned To Allan McRae (Allan)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


Could the attached patch be applied to the version of Automake that Arch ships? It makes it so that when a software project using Automake specifies a minimum Python version of 2.*, a 2.* interpreter will be used if available (and not a 3.* interpreter). Often, if the minimum Python version is specified as 2.*, it means that only Python 2 will work, but on Arch, Python 3 will be chosen since "python" is the first interpreter tested.

I've also submitted a bug upstream; see here:
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Closed by  Allan McRae (Allan)
Friday, 14 December 2012, 04:06 GMT
Reason for closing:  Won't implement
Additional comments about closing:  Upstream did not agree with the patch
Comment by Allan McRae (Allan) - Thursday, 13 December 2012, 09:53 GMT
When upstream accepts the patch, I will apply it.