python3.2+ compiled files

Jakub Bogusz qboosh at
Sun Apr 10 11:17:13 CEST 2011

On Sat, Apr 09, 2011 at 09:03:44PM +0200, Jan Rękorajski wrote:
> On Sat, 09 Apr 2011, Elan Ruusamäe wrote:
> > as for the .py sources packaging, i'd move them to -debuginfo package so 
> > the could be installed optionally
> Are you aware that some python apps do runtime feature checking and
> setting based od the presence of .py files? That those apps can't live
> without them? python-numpy being an example.

Actually this one is a weak argument - detecting python modules by searching
some hardcoded (or, even worse, scanned throughout /usr/*/python*) file
paths instead of import availability is rather a hack.

BTW: has anybody looked how other distros handle python 3.2 (both core
distribution and external modules)?

Jakub Bogusz

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