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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 19:01:36 -0800 (PST)

On Wed, 28 Dec 2016, Gary E. Miller wrote:
> On Wed, 28 Dec 2016 18:39:00 -0800 (PST)
> Fred Wright <address@hidden> wrote:
> > 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.
> Yes, and on a distro that has no Python 2 that is a non-starter.

Just because the distro doesn't have Python 2 out of the box doesn't mean
that it can't be installed.  If the SCons package is configured properly,
then installing it will automatically install a Python 2 package as a
dependency (unless it's already installed).  If someone *manually*
installs SCons, then it's up to them to install a suitable Python 2 if

Fred Wright

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