[ANNOUNCEMENT] Test: python packages
Marco Atzeri via Cygwin-announce
Thu Dec 31 07:31:32 GMT 2020
Several python packages have been uploaded as test
python3 idle3 3.8.6-1
python38 idle38 3.8.6-2
python37 idle37 3.7.9-2
python36 idle36 3.6.12-2
python2 idle2 2.7.18-3
python27 idle27 2.7.18-3
As python2 is no longer supported
the packages are updated to include postinstall script that
use "alternatives" to define for
a default to the highest package available.
$ alternatives --display python
python - status is auto.
link currently points to /usr/bin/python3.8
/usr/bin/python3.7 - priority 37
/usr/bin/python3.8 - priority 38
/usr/bin/python3.6 - priority 36
/usr/bin/python2.7 - priority 27
Current `best' version is /usr/bin/python3.8.
The following link are not provided anymore.
The python3 package will pull python38 package.
In other systems as Debian, /usr/bin/python is discouraged.
As on Cygwin we have still several third packages depending on
python2, the usage of alternatives should allow to manage
until all are updated to python3
Update to latest upstream releases.
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