Bug 29387 - rpm-python doesn't work with python 2.0
rpm-python doesn't work with python 2.0
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rpm (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeff Johnson
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2001-02-25 09:28 EST by mbosch
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:31 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-02-25 09:28:19 EST
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Description mbosch 2001-02-25 09:28:16 EST
The rpm sources contain a directory python, which contains
the sources for rpmmodule. This allows python programs to
use rpmlib.
However, it only works with python 1.5
This was ok for a long time since the development cycle for
python was very slow. However, in the last year or so, there
has already been version 1.6, 2.0 and now 2.1.
The problem is that the paths /usr/lib/python1.5/site-packages
and /usr/include/python1.5 are hardcoded in Makefile.am
These paths should be determined by a configure script.
One way to determine the path for the site-package is something
along the lines of:

#!/usr/bin/env python
import sys,string
for path in sys.path:
    if string.find(path,"site-packages")==len(path)-13: print path
print sys.executable

(There might be easier ways)


Marco Bosch
Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 2001-02-25 09:39:09 EST
Red Hat ships with Python 1.5.2, all the usual adornments to the build will
happen if/when
we convert to Python-2.0

Meanwhile, AFAIK, the changes are very straightforward, although I have no idea
whether Python-2.0 "works" as I've never looked.

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