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Created attachment 247644 [details, diff]
This patch fixes dependencies and causes that x11-misc/alacarte is built with active version of Python 2 (selected by user) instead of the newest installed version of Python 2.
Created attachment 256680 [details]
I have tried to apply this patch but it makes alacarte fail to run with:
-bash: /usr/bin/alacarte: python2.6: intérprete erróneo: No existe el fichero o el directorio
That is caused by /usr/bin/alacarte looking for python without any path:
$ cat /usr/bin/alacarte
#! python2.6 -OOt
# -*- python -*-
# -*- coding: utf-8 -*-
# Alacarte Menu Editor - Simple fd.o Compliant Menu Editor
# Copyright (C) 2006 Travis Watkins
# This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or
# modify it under the terms of the GNU Library General Public
# License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either
# version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.
# This library is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
# but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
# MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU
# Library General Public License for more details.
# You should have received a copy of the GNU Library General Public
# License along with this library; if not, write to the Free Software
# Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place, Suite 330, Boston, MA 02111-1307 USA
from Alacarte.MainWindow import MainWindow
from Alacarte import config
datadir = config.pkgdatadir
version = config.VERSION
datadir = '.'
version = '0.9'
app = MainWindow(datadir, version, sys.argv)
if __name__ == '__main__':
Do you know how to solve this? Thanks
PYTHON="$(PYTHON -a)" gnome2_src_configure
+ 08 Dec 2010; Pacho Ramos <firstname.lastname@example.org> -alacarte-0.12.1.ebuild,
+ Improve python handling (bug #317003), thanks a lot to Arfrever Frehtes
+ Taifersar Arahesis for this help.
It worked, thanks!
+ 08 Dec 2010; Gilles Dartiguelongue <email@example.com> alacarte-0.13.2.ebuild:
+ Handle multiple ABI python, bug #317003.