Will USE_PYTHON accept my existing Python version?

Mel fbsd.questions at rachie.is-a-geek.net
Wed Apr 16 20:56:12 UTC 2008

On Wednesday 16 April 2008 22:11:51 Toomas Aas wrote:

> Sorry for asking such a stupid question. I tried to figure out the answer
> myself by reading /usr/ports/Mk/bsd.python.mk, but it's really over my
> head.

Nah, just read the comments.
> If I'm going to install a port that defines USE_PYTHON=yes in it's
> Makefile and I currently have python-2.4.3,1 installed, will the port
> accept my existing Python version or attempt to pull in Python 2.5?

#                   - Version of the default python binary in your ${PATH}, in
#                     the format "python2.5". Set this in your /etc/make.conf
#                     in case you want to use an older version as a default.
#                     default: python2.5


Problem with today's modular software: they start with the modules
    and never get to the software part.

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