Re: Python version dependencies in pkg

From: Kevin Oberman <>
Date: Mon, 26 Sep 2022 16:27:19 UTC
On Mon, Sep 26, 2022 at 2:58 AM Dan Mahoney <> wrote:

> All,
> A quick question:
> If a pkg depends on python, but not a specific version, it will simply
> pick a version to install (I guess, whatever version was the default when
> the pkg was built, 3.8 right now), correct?
> If you have 3.9 installed, that will satifsfy dependencies, and it won't
> install python3.8, correct? Or are the dependent versions for interpretec
> languages in pkg locked to whatever the default is?
> Assuming "any python will work", If you have 3.8 installed, and later
> install 3.9 -- is there any easy way to point your package at the new
> version as the new dependency, without deinstalling/reinstalling it?
> -Dan

It will use the version specified as default in /usr/ports/Mk/
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