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Re: Python packages with python26 subpackages



I did not think about splitting the BUILD_ROOT's per Python version,
but it seems easy enough to implement and add to the future documentation.

As for the elixir package this should of been closed out as a python-elixir package
already exists in EPEL, It was also brought up at a EPEL #fedora_meeting that dual 
packaging is discouraged but never officially denounced.

I would suggest contacting BJ Dierkes regarding the wiki,
he was the individual responsible for implementing multiple_python_os_install_post in to Python26
and has the most familiarity with said feature.

Jeffrey

On Sep 13, 2011, at 10:48 AM, Toshio Kuratomi wrote:

> On Tue, Sep 13, 2011 at 07:50:40AM -0500, Jeffrey Ness wrote:
>> Greetings Toshio,
>> 
>> It is possible to byte compile both Python 2.4 and Python 2.6 packages within
>> the same SPEC, 
>> please have a look at bug:
>> 
>> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=700567
>> 
>> The line that is important is "%global __os_install_post
>> %__multiple_python_os_install_post"
>> 
> Excellent.  That not only works, it simplifies considerably the logic in the
> python-pygments package.
> 
> One side note when looking at the proposed elixir spec: it's not using
> a separate source/build directory for the python26 build.  So if there were
> things that aren't bytecompiled (because the rpm byte compilation script is
> run afterwards) and differ between the python-2.4 and python-2.6 builds
> you'd get the wrong thing installed (I'm thinking compiled modules here but
> there could be other things as well).
> 
> -Toshio "Who now updates the python26 page on the wiki with the recipe for
> doing byte compilation"
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