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Re: [gpsd-dev] Fw: [gpsd-commit-watch] [SCM] GPSD branch, master, update

From: Fred Wright
Subject: Re: [gpsd-dev] Fw: [gpsd-commit-watch] [SCM] GPSD branch, master, updated. release-3.16-528-gbdcabc3
Date: Wed, 28 Dec 2016 18:27:42 -0800 (PST)

On Wed, 28 Dec 2016, Fred Wright wrote:
> On Wed, 28 Dec 2016, Gary E. Miller wrote:
> > > Subject: [gpsd-commit-watch] [SCM] GPSD branch, master, updated.
> > > release-3.16-528-gbdcabc3
> > >
> > >     Running xgps now works when the default Python is Python 3, without
> > >     explicitly specifying target_python.
> >
> > The better approach would be to fix xgps.  Many new distros do
> > not ship any Python 2 so this is not acceptable for a release.
> Huh?  All this does is change the default setting of target_python to use
> the system default Python instead of the SCons Python.  It's better in
> general to default to the system default Python; it's just that using the
> SCons Python as the default is especially guaranteed to fail when the
> default is Python 3.
> Any system that lacks Python 2 is completely incapable of building GPSD,
> since SCons requires Python 2.

And BTW, this has nothing to do with xgps specifically at all.  That's
just the one of the six included Python programs that I happened to pick
as a test case.  Note that "xgps" is only mentioned in the TESTED section,
not in the change description.

Fred Wright

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