[blfs-support] Python Modules

Jean-Philippe MENGUAL jmengual at linuxfromscratch.org
Wed Mar 6 12:02:49 PST 2013

On Wednesday 06 Mar 2013 à 19:55:10 (+0000), Matt Burgess wrote:
> On Wed, 2013-03-06 at 20:37 +0100, Jean-Philippe MENGUAL wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > Thanks for these items. Don't you think the book could mention if some module
> > is compatible with Python 2, 3 or both? For example, I wonder what's about for
> > Pyrex. I tried python se!up.py install, with python 3, it doesn't work at all.
> > Is there some solution or is Python 2 mandatory for this module? If 2 is needed,
> > it means that 2 and 3 must be installed on the system at the same time. I'll
> > do this, although I don't find out this optimal. But is no choice exists...
> My recommended way of trying to figure out about Python 3 compatibility
> would be to go to http://pypi.python.org and type in the name of the
> module you're interested in to the search box in the top-right corner.
> >From the results page, go to the package's home page and there should be
> details there.  For Pyrex, it says the last release was but
> going to the package's home page, it says the last release was 0.9.9 on
> 2010-04-12.  I thought that would have pre-dated the release of Python
> 3, but in fact it doesn't, with Python 3.0.1 being released on
> 2009-02-13.
> That all said, it looks like Pyrex is unmaintained, there haven't been
> any releases since 2010-04-12, and no posts to the mailing list since
> April 2012.
> What is it that you were building that requires that package?

BRLTTY depends on pyrex to support speech-dispatcher. But I'll think again of
installing speech-dispatcher.

Thanks for your info.


> Regards,
> Matt.
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