[Build-common-hackers] Bug#587373: Bug#587373: cdbs: python-distutils.mk: Installs scripts with a versioned shebang

Jonas Smedegaard dr at jones.dk
Mon Jun 28 07:21:57 UTC 2010

On Mon, Jun 28, 2010 at 01:07:15AM +0200, Stefano Rivera wrote:
>Hi, as part of the Python 2.6 transition, I've been digging through the 
>packages that depend on python2.5. An awful lot of them do so because 
>they install scripts with a shebang of the form:
>| #!/usr/bin/python2.5
>dh works around this by building with the versioned python interpretors 
>first, and then the default /usr/bin/python 
>However distutils provides a way to force a particular shebang: 


Would you happen to know if that option is new or we can safely use this 
also for e.g. backports?

Would it perhaps be better to always pass this option, also for specific 
versions of Python?

Kind regards,

  - Jonas

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