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

From: Bernd Zeimetz
Subject: Re: [gpsd-dev] Fw: [gpsd-commit-watch] [SCM] GPSD branch, master, updated. release-3.16-528-gbdcabc3
Date: Thu, 29 Dec 2016 22:10:17 +0100
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On 12/29/2016 04:01 AM, Fred Wright wrote:
> 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
> needed.

That is not how distributions work. If packages can't be built using
other packages in the distribution, it won't get it.

And I'm all in for getting rid of scons. The amount of work I've put
into debugging crap produced by scons is far more than the work needed
to do a proper config handling in cmake or even autotools (people
failing to work properly with these included tools is a different story,

 Bernd Zeimetz                            Debian GNU/Linux Developer                      
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