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Old 08-15-2017, 09:29 PM   #1
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modifying a python2 program installed by deb package. -- How to get *.pyc files?


Hya,

System Debian (amd64) buster. Both python2 and python3 are installed.

Situation I'd like to modify 'bibus' program, which is installed by debian package. This is a program written in python2. I found several lines to modify in *.py files. These files were edited by root privilege. I want to compile these modules. Running the program with user privilege did not take care of this issue.

It looks like that *pyc modules are compiled after installation by postinst script.
Code:
...
# Automatically added by dh_python2:
if which pycompile >/dev/null 2>&1; then
        pycompile -p bibus /usr/share/bibus -V 2.5-
fi

# End automatically added section
Question Is it safe to "pycompile" as the script above, when python3 is also installed?

Closing remark I will appreciate any information. Have a happy penguin!
 
Old 08-16-2017, 12:51 AM   #2
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pyc files are usually generated by the python executable itself, you do not need to take care about that.
In your case the pyc files cannot be saved, so python will always recompile py files and will not use pyc files.
 
  


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