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Author loewis
Recipients Arfrever, Ramchandra Apte, amaury.forgeotdarc, barry, benjamin.peterson, djc, dmalcolm, doko, eric.araujo, ezio.melotti, foom, gagern, georg.brandl, jwilk, lemburg, loewis, petri.lehtinen, pitrou, python-dev, r.david.murray, rosslagerwall, sandro.tosi, vstinner
Date 2011-08-19.21:16:21
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>> The only way I can read this argument that makes any sense to me is
>> that you are arguing for a precise build-time OS string.  If it is
>> supposed to be an argument in favor of keeping 'linux3' it makes no
>> sense, since '2' vs '3' is in no way a useful line of demarcation
>> when it comes to linux.

The build time Linux kernel has no effect on Python's build procedure
whatsoever. Python does not use the kernel at all for building; it
only uses the C library headers, and the kernel headers that happen
to be incorporated into the version of the C library installed. That
affects what features get selected during build time.

Notice that the proposed fix to keep os.platform to "linux2" actually
means that there is *no change*, as os.platform always was "linux2"
on the system. It is a bug that it reports "linux3" in some cases,
and that bug is being fixed.
Date User Action Args
2011-08-19 21:16:22loewissetrecipients: + loewis, lemburg, barry, georg.brandl, doko, amaury.forgeotdarc, gagern, foom, pitrou, vstinner, benjamin.peterson, jwilk, djc, ezio.melotti, eric.araujo, Arfrever, r.david.murray, dmalcolm, sandro.tosi, rosslagerwall, python-dev, petri.lehtinen, Ramchandra Apte
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