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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2012 12:10 am    Post subject: Is stage 3 broken w/ Python2 and LibXml2 Reply with quote

Hi.

Current Stage3 came without python 2. Good!

However, several gnome programs need libxml2 with python enabled, while libxml2 depends on python 2 strictly while python 2 needs python 2 for bootstrapping!

And now?
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2012 1:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

After hours of trial'n error I found the solution: install python 2.6 first which enables you to install 2.7, then you can proceed with libxml2.

Guys! That is ridiculous! Why does python 2.7 depends on python-2 while python 2.6 does not? Why all that python versions if we finally still run on python 2.6 (only). Gentoo used to be great on dependencies, but currently it feels like DDL hell! Not to talk on all that messy switches introduced during the last 2 years on PYTHON_TARGETS, SINGLE_TARGETS blah....
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2012 5:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just filed a bug as I have this problem, too: https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=447752.
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