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

From: Max Bowsher <maxb1_at_ukf.net>
Date: Thu, 08 May 2008 22:12:41 +0100

Branko Čibej wrote:
> 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".

That's a much much much larger task than what I propose, and one I feel
disinclined to undertake.

Max.

Received on 2008-05-08 23:12:58 CEST

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