[Debian-olpc-devel] Bug#521798: Bug#521798: python-olpc-datastore need tighter python dependency?

Jonas Smedegaard dr at jones.dk
Mon Mar 30 08:36:15 UTC 2009

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On Mon, Mar 30, 2009 at 10:04:19AM +0200, Petter Reinholdtsen wrote:
>I just tried to install suger related packages my old sid chroot, and 
>ran into a problem with the upgrade.  The messages make me believe the 
>python version in the chroot is too old for the source of 
>python-olpc-datastore.  I got python version 2.5.2-3 installed.  I 
>suspect this issue might affect other partial upgrades too.  Upgrading 
>python now to see if the problem go away.
>Setting up python-olpc-datastore (0.82.1-2) ...
>Compiling /usr/lib/python2.3/site-packages/olpc/datastore/backingstore.py ...

It is not your version of python-2.5, it seems, but that you also have 
an old python-2.3 installed.

In the past I worked hard on making Sugar run on Python 2.3, even though 
2.4 (or 2.5?) was the in the Redhat environment used for upstream 
development: I wanted Sugar to run on Etch - and one of the reasons for 
that was actually that I wanted it to run on Debian Edu.

It turned out to be too complex back then - mainly due to an SVG library 
being packaged not alone but entangled with GNOME librararies, so too 
difficult to backport to Etch. Time passed, Debian dropped Python 2.3, 
and I stopped trying to make it work there.

...but the packages still claim that they work on Python 2.3. Which _is_ 
a bug.

So thanks for reporting this. After all.

Concretely, I believe your problems locally will vanish by purging 
python-2.3 on your machine.

Kind regards,

  - Jonas

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