[users] youtube-dl requiring python >= 2.4

Ross Marshall rmarshall at solidodesign.com
Fri Jan 12 17:30:45 CET 2007

Wow sorry. I thought he wanted youtube-dl to work, and this is a work 

Jim Perrin wrote:

> On 1/12/07, Ross Marshall <rmarshall at solidodesign.com> wrote:
>> You can install python 2.4 and not have it break all of the scripts that
>> depend on python 2.3. When doing the make, do a make altinstall, and it
>> won't create the symlink, or just remake the symlink to the proper
>> python, and change youtube-dl to point to the python 2.4 install. It
>> would be nice to have the rh specific python scripts hard coded for
>> python 2.3, but I don't know how to make packages.
> Make, and make altinstall? as in from souce? how exactly will this
> resolve an rpm dependency? unless Python suddenly has some install-fu
> which updates the rpm database, this doesn't resolve the issue, it
> simply leads to a situation where poor sys-admins are tempted to use
> rpm --nodeps or --force. These are bad options and should not be
> considered the proper method.
> Ralph is correct, either the package was built with an improper dep,
> or the package should not be in a repo for these distros, OR there
> should be notes about a related/required repo WITH such python rpms to
> meet the dependencies (pyvault) and a warning that it could cause
> breakage.

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