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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 18:39:00 -0800 (PST)

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

Not necessarily.  It just means that the SCons package needs a dependency
on some Python 2 package (probably 2.7).  SCons itself is almost certainly
installed from a package, rather than being bundled with the base distro.

A similar thing would have been needed for GPSD, until Eric and I fixed it
for Python 3. :-)

Fred Wright

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