Python 37/38 conflict, was Re: Trubles compiling lxqt on RPi4

Kubilay Kocak koobs at
Fri May 14 02:24:13 UTC 2021

On 14/05/2021 11:35 am, bob prohaska wrote:
> On Thu, May 13, 2021 at 01:35:50PM -0700, Mark Millard wrote:
>> You have apparently chosen to build/update ports via a
>> technique that requires you to manage the dependencies, at
>> least some of the time. (Not that when is necessarily
>> obvious up front.)
> You give me too much credit 8-)
>> Your environment is now based on a mix of python37 and
>> python 38 related materials. You are likely going to
>> need to rework/rebuild/reinstall things to avoid that.
>> Hints may come from that UPDATING that I quoted but
>> things are more broken overall than what UPDATING is
>> intended to cover. You might end up needing to
>> uninstall a bunch of stuff until python is unused
>> (or only one python is used) and then follow the
>> notes if you have only python37 use and want to
>> get to python38. Finally rebuild/reinstall what
>> was uninstalled, based on python38 as a context.
> Trying to deinstall both python37 and python38 didn't
> suffice. Python38's reinstall fails with the same
> conflict. Deleting the offending file doesn't help
> If other things need to be deinstalled it's not clear
> what they might be.
>> Due to how I build/install ports, I've not had to deal
>> with ending up with the mix so I'm not familiar with
>> the details for recovering from a messy mix.
> Would use of poudriere help with this sort of problem?
> It isn't trivial to configure, but this sort of difficulty
> has been growing ever worse. I didn't want to deal with the
> complexity and overhead, but maybe it's time.
> Many thanks for patient counsel!
> bob prohaska
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