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Re: Supporting multiple python runtimes with automake

From: Mathieu Lirzin
Subject: Re: Supporting multiple python runtimes with automake
Date: Tue, 30 Jan 2018 16:52:56 +0100
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Yuval Turgeman <address@hidden> writes:

> On Tue, Jan 30, 2018 at 2:22 PM, Sandro Bonazzola <address@hidden>
> wrote:
>> 2018-01-30 11:26 GMT+01:00 Yuval Turgeman <address@hidden>:
>>> I added 2 macros (AM_PATH_PYTHON2 and AM_PATH_PYTHON3) to support both
>>> python2 and python3 on the same system.  It works in the same way that
>>> AM_PATH_PYTHON works (just a small wrapper around it).  Please notice that
>>> AM_PATH_PYTHON and AM_PATH_PYTHONx can't be called together.
>>> The motive for doing this is Fedora Packaging Guidelines for Python (
>>> which requires a
>>> package to be built for both runtimes.
>> Are you planning to use this for installing python2 and python3 artifacts
>> in a single make install call instead of having to go through 2 runs of
>> configure / make / make install ?
> Yes, the alternative to this is to run everything twice with a different
> `PYTHON=` value, unless I'm missing something and there's an easier way
> that would make this patch irrelevant.

Could you explain why re-running the configuration phase with different
‘PYTHON’ values does not fit your use-case?

Mathieu Lirzin
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