Using portmaster with different PYTHON_VERSION

Doug Barton dougb at
Fri Oct 1 20:36:51 UTC 2010

On 9/30/2010 11:59 PM, Dominic Fandrey wrote:
> I've been thinking whether I could abandon the assumption that there
> is only one package per origin in pkg_upgrade. I decided against it,
> because the change would be too fundamental. If the assumption was
> scrapped, there would no longer be a unique identifier for packages
> across versions and this would introduce guesswork into every layer
> of code.

FWIW, I agree with you that this is a fundamental assumption and that it 
cannot be challenged without great peril. :)

> As far as I am concerned the correct solution would be to create
> py- slave ports for every major branch, i.e. py2-* and py3-* ports.
> This way you could have one python version from every major branch,
> which I'd expect to suffice for most use cases.

I agree with you that this is likely the best solution, and while I'm 
not a python person I would use this approach if a similar situation 
presented itself with my perl ports.




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