LinuxQuestions.org
Help answer threads with 0 replies.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Slackware
User Name
Password
Slackware This Forum is for the discussion of Slackware Linux.

Notices



Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 02-20-2011, 03:17 PM   #1
metageek
Member
 
Registered: Jun 2007
Location: manchester, uk
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 118

Rep: Reputation: 24
python 2.7 anytime?


Is python 2.7 going to appear in Slackware anytime soon? I see that -current only has 2.6.6. I really like Calibre (an ebook management and conversion program) and the latest versions need python 2.7 (the SBo slackbuild has stopped at the last version that could be done with python 2.6). I can install 2.7 side by side with an older version, but I was hoping not to have to do that ...

By the way, Calibre would be a really good addition to Slackware too.
 
Old 02-20-2011, 04:22 PM   #2
larryhaja
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2008
Distribution: Slackware 13.1
Posts: 293

Rep: Reputation: 76
As far as the python 2.7 dependency in calibre is concerned, it should work just fine with python 2.6. I believe the developer just wants to support 1 version of python.

I just happen to try and build calibre 0.7.46 in an updated Slackware -current VM yesterday (2/19/11). It fails to build even on current despite not having python 2.7. As far as I can see it, sip, PyQt, and kdebindings need to be upgraded in that order for calibre to build (actually kdebindings just need to rebuilt).

Also, I think QScintilla needs to be upgraded.
 
Old 02-20-2011, 06:17 PM   #3
rg3
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2007
Distribution: Slackware Linux
Posts: 514

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
This is just a wild guess, but I wouldn't bet for Python 2.7 to be in the next stable release. I'm pretty sure we're somewhat close to a new release, and upgrading Python would require a lot of packages to be rebuilt for it. My bet would be in the next release cycle.
 
Old 02-21-2011, 10:14 AM   #4
metageek
Member
 
Registered: Jun 2007
Location: manchester, uk
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 118

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by larryhaja View Post
As far as the python 2.7 dependency in calibre is concerned, it should work just fine with python 2.6. I believe the developer just wants to support 1 version of python.
That's what I thought and was building it using the SBo package that exists for 0.7.37 for up to 0.7.44. However I then noticed that some functions were failing silently. Thus I moved back to 0.7.37 which builds cleanly in Slackware 13.1

Quote:
Originally Posted by larryhaja View Post
I just happen to try and build calibre 0.7.46 in an updated Slackware -current VM yesterday (2/19/11). It fails to build even on current despite not having python 2.7. As far as I can see it, sip, PyQt, and kdebindings need to be upgraded in that order for calibre to build (actually kdebindings just need to rebuilt).

Also, I think QScintilla needs to be upgraded.
At least up to Calibre 0.7.44 there is no need for any upgrades, the package in SBo works fine.

I will try to install python 2.7 side by side with the current version in Slackware to build the latest Calibre (it really is that good)
 
Old 02-21-2011, 10:16 AM   #5
metageek
Member
 
Registered: Jun 2007
Location: manchester, uk
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 118

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by rg3 View Post
This is just a wild guess, but I wouldn't bet for Python 2.7 to be in the next stable release. I'm pretty sure we're somewhat close to a new release, and upgrading Python would require a lot of packages to be rebuilt for it. My bet would be in the next release cycle.
Yes, I thought so too... I like the stability of Slackware, but in this case it is a bit behind; they just released python 3.2 ...
 
Old 02-21-2011, 06:13 PM   #6
rg3
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2007
Distribution: Slackware Linux
Posts: 514

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Python 3.x is a different branch and language, and there are many more aspects to take into account, like compatibility with 3rd party packages. The most recent Python 2 version, on the other hand, is 2.7. Debian is shipping Python 2.6, so are doing Novell, Red Hat or Ubuntu. Slackware is no different or behind from that point of view.
 
1 members found this post helpful.
Old 02-21-2011, 07:25 PM   #7
larryhaja
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2008
Distribution: Slackware 13.1
Posts: 293

Rep: Reputation: 76
Quote:
Originally Posted by metageek View Post
That's what I thought and was building it using the SBo package that exists for 0.7.37 for up to 0.7.44. However I then noticed that some functions were failing silently.
Intersting...can you give me an example of a function that is failing? I'm not aware of this. I submitted a build script to SBo on version 0.7.45, which is the last version that builds on 13.1 and current. If there is an issue then I'd like to retract that build.
 
Old 03-05-2011, 02:14 PM   #8
metageek
Member
 
Registered: Jun 2007
Location: manchester, uk
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 118

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by larryhaja View Post
Intersting...can you give me an example of a function that is failing? I'm not aware of this. I submitted a build script to SBo on version 0.7.45, which is the last version that builds on 13.1 and current. If there is an issue then I'd like to retract that build.
Oops, this was a while ago, I'll have to go back to 0.7.44 to see what was not working.

BTW, why did versions above 0.7.45 fail to build in slackware? What is missing? This is really a good program and it would be great to get updated versions in slackware. (this thread is changing to calibre, we should probably continue in a new thread)
 
Old 03-05-2011, 02:31 PM   #9
larryhaja
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2008
Distribution: Slackware 13.1
Posts: 293

Rep: Reputation: 76
Quote:
Originally Posted by metageek View Post
BTW, why did versions above 0.7.45 fail to build in slackware? What is missing?
sip >= 4.12, PyQt >= 4.8.2, and Qt >= 4.7.0. Although python 2.7 is now a requirement it still will compile with 2.6. Not sure of any problems using 2.6.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Can I unplug LAN cable anytime? Azazwa Linux - Newbie 10 04-01-2009 12:28 AM
LXer: Five Reasons Apple Won't Fall Anytime Soon LXer Syndicated Linux News 0 01-15-2009 06:50 AM
Alsa 1.0.6 anytime? jeru Debian 1 08-22-2004 04:08 AM
freeola anytime connection petearmitage Linux - Networking 7 05-12-2004 05:57 PM
Why Linux will not take over Microsoft anytime soon TexasDex General 89 12-09-2003 09:56 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:31 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration