Python - plan & execution

Marco Atzeri
Tue Jun 9 19:16:47 GMT 2020

On 09.06.2020 15:20, Jon Turney wrote:
> On 08/06/2020 21:02, Marco Atzeri via Cygwin-apps wrote:
>> On 08.06.2020 21:20, Jon Turney wrote:
>>> Marco,
>>> The python2 2.7.18-1 update dropped the dependency of python2-devel 
>>> on python27-devel
>>> Was this deliberate?
>>> (I noticed because this broke meson's CI, which installs 
>>> python2-devel and expects to get Python.h etc.)
>>> Thanks for the python updates!

thanks, it is taking longer than expected because
I am founding interesting things I never noticed
on the other packages.

like 3.6.10 requires a case sensitive file system
and a case sensitive mount.
I never needed neither of the two and I was puzzling
about python.exe vs a Python directory for few hours...

>> no. I had the impression to have only changed the version number
>> and rebuilt.
>> But I could remember wrong
> Yeah, that seems to be the case, looking at the cygport.
> Perhaps cygport's automatic dependency detection didn't work correctly 
> for some reason? (It probably doesn't if python27-devel isn't already 
> installed, for e.g.)

may be; repacking I see now :

 >>> python2-devel requires: python2 python27 python27-devel

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