No program named Python
christian.mauderer at embedded-brains.de
Tue Oct 2 13:41:26 UTC 2018
Am 02.10.18 um 13:20 schrieb Joel Sherrill:
> On Mon, Oct 1, 2018, 11:52 PM Chris Johns <chrisj at rtems.org
> <mailto:chrisj at rtems.org>> wrote:
> On 02/10/2018 09:08, Joel Sherrill wrote:
> > It could be a system administration issue I don't know how to
> resolve yet but
> > during recent Kick Starts, both Ubuntu abd msys2 have ended up
> with no program
> > named python. There can be a python2.x or python3.x. On Ubuntu, I
> hacked and
> > symlinked python2.x to python. This didn't work on msys2.
> > Given I have seen this issue on two different platforms, I wanted
> to report this
> > and see if anyone had any insight.
> On Ubuntu I have:
> $ file /usr/bin/python
> /usr/bin/python: symbolic link to python2.7
> $ apt-file search /usr/bin/python | grep "/usr/bin/python$"
> python-minimal: /usr/bin/python
> This looks like a packaging issue on Ubuntu.
> Grr..I added a second link by hand.
> On MSYS2 I do not know.
> I tried a fresh MSYS2 yesterday.
> We need to watch out for this and see if there is a trend.
Hello Joel and Chris,
the official end of live date for Python 2 is 01.01.2020 (see
https://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0373/#maintenance-releases). So I
would say that it's not unlikely that some distributions start to
experiment with dropping the symlink "python" to find incompatible scripts.
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