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bug#30437: No “.guix-profile/bin/python” after ‘guix package -i python’

From: Ricardo Wurmus
Subject: bug#30437: No “.guix-profile/bin/python” after ‘guix package -i python’
Date: Tue, 13 Feb 2018 00:14:51 +0100
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Mathieu Lirzin <address@hidden> writes:

> Hi,
> Danny Milosavljevic <address@hidden> writes:
>> On Mon, 12 Feb 2018 17:52:41 +0100
>> Mathieu Lirzin <address@hidden> wrote:
>>> I think it would work better if when installing address@hidden, a ‘python’
>>> executable would be available in the PATH.  Maybe there is a technical
>>> reason for not doing so, but I find its absence rather confusing.
>> For backward compatibility, the 'python' executable always has to be Python 
>> 2.
>> A lot of old scripts specify just "/usr/bin/env python" in the shebang.
>> On the other hand if your script supports Python 3 you know it.
> Hum, then I don't understand why we aren't applying this argument to
> every interperter (Perl, Guile, ...) which introduce backward
> incompatible changes?

As far as I know, the Python 3 package does not provide the “python”
binary.  That’s upstream’s decision.


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