devel/apr1 and python use.

Philip M. Gollucci pgollucci at
Sat Sep 11 13:19:58 UTC 2010

On 9/11/2010 6:04 AM, jhell wrote:
> Hi Apache Team&  Ports,
> 	Would I be able to persuade you guys to bump or change if you will
> USE_PYTHON_BUILD from -2.6 to -2.7 or switch to using USE_PYTHON= instead ?
> Comment from
> This file contains some variable definitions that are supposed to make
> your life easier when dealing with ports related to the Python language.
> It's automatically included when USE_PYTHON or PYTHON_VERSION is defined
> in the ports' makefile. Define PYTHON_VERSION to override the defaults
> that USE_PYTHON would give you. If your port requires only some set of
> Python versions, you can define USE_PYTHON as [min]-[max] or min+. (eg.
> 2.1-2.3, 2.0+ or -2.2)
> 	I have tested apr1 against python27 and have not seen any negative side
> effects unless someone can point it out but this port seems to be the
> only port holding up my builds due to this define.
> It seems correct to me that it should be using:
> USE_PYTHON=2.6+ or USE_PYTHON=-2.7
Absolutely, I'll make the change momentarily.  That was originally set 
b/c 3.x+ does run the .py build generation scripts.

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