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

From: Gary E. Miller
Subject: Re: [gpsd-dev] Fw: [gpsd-commit-watch] [SCM] GPSD branch, master, updated. release-3.16-528-gbdcabc3
Date: Wed, 28 Dec 2016 18:28:39 -0800

Yo Fred!

On Wed, 28 Dec 2016 18:16:10 -0800 (PST)
Fred Wright <address@hidden> wrote:

> > 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.

You're right, system Python needs to be the default.  I need to look at
this some more.  But I'm on the road until next week.

> Any system that lacks Python 2 is completely incapable of building
> GPSD, since SCons requires Python 2.

Ouch.  Looking at Gentoo I see you are right.  Which means gpsd can not
build on newert distros.  If they are not going to fix that soon then
we'll have to ditch SCons.

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