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Re: RFC: /usr/lib/svn-python/ ---> /usr/lib/python2.?/site-packages/

From: Branko ─îibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: Thu, 08 May 2008 11:11:59 +0200

Max Bowsher wrote:
> Absent any objections, I'm going to try to change from installing Python
> bindings into /usr/lib/svn-python/ to putting them into
> /usr/lib/python2.?/site-packages/ for 1.6.x. The major motivation for
> this is that the built bindings are specific to the used minor version
> of Python.
>
> As a plus point, that would mean that the bindings actually get
> installed onto the default Python search path.
>
> As a minus point, this means the overall installation prefix would be
> governed by the install prefix of Python, rather than of Subversion - so
> for example if Python is in /usr but Subversion is in /usr/local, the
> bindings would default to going to /usr - except on a Debian/Ubuntu
> system, which makes special effort to provide /usr/local extension dirs
> for the /usr install of Python. But, this is the same situation we have
> right now with mod_dav_svn, and presumably the Ruby/Perl bindings too?Thy
>

I'd suggest creating a standard Python install package and let people
"easy-install svn".

-- Brane

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