No program named Python
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Tue Oct 2 15:26:57 UTC 2018
On 10/2/18 3:41 PM, Christian Mauderer wrote:
> Am 02.10.18 um 13:20 schrieb Joel Sherrill:
>> We need to watch out for this and see if there is a trend.
Upstream python decided to drop */bin/python and to mandate
*/bin/python2 rsp. */bin/python3.
Older distros still have */bin/python, most modern distros still provide
*/bin/python for backward compatibility, but sooner or later
*/bin/python will likely be removed everywhere.
> 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
Correct, distros are about to drop the "python" symlink and python-2.x.
E.g. the next Fedora release (Fedora 29, scheduled to be released very
soonish) dropped the python symlink and has begun to remove python-2.
Python-2 is not unlikely to be completely removed in from Fedora with
the release after Fedora 29 (Fedora 30. Spring/Summer 2019)
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