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Re: Please do not drop Python 2 modules




On Mi, Apr 25, 2018 at 07:30:15 -0400, The Wanderer wrote:
The simple, obvious means of installing Python in Debian - either
manually, or as a dependency of another package - is via the package
named 'python'. At present, in current testing, doing this will pull in

I don’t think you can see it this way. For now /usr/bin/python is a link to python2 and, as was mentioned on this list, always will be until a time comes when version 2 will be so long dead that no one remembers it.

If you want version 3 you have to install python3.

[stse@osgiliath]: dpkg -s python
Package: python
This package is a dependency package, which depends on Debian's default
Python version (currently v2.7).

[stse@osgiliath]: dpkg -s python3
Package: python3
This package is a dependency package, which depends on Debian's default
Python 3 version (currently v3.6).

As you can see both packages pull in their default version of python.

Of course someone can make a transition so that python will be renamed to python2 and python3 will be renamed to python.

Shade and sweet water!

	Stephan

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