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Bug 666568 - sci-libs/vtk-8.1.0-r2 needs a patch for Python_3.7
Summary: sci-libs/vtk-8.1.0-r2 needs a patch for Python_3.7
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Science Related Packages
Keywords: PATCH
Depends on: 715828
Blocks: python3.7-compat
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Reported: 2018-09-19 16:52 UTC by Helmut Jarausch
Modified: 2020-05-01 14:50 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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patch for Python 3.7 (vtk-8.1.0-Py37.patch,424 bytes, patch)
2018-09-19 16:52 UTC, Helmut Jarausch
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Description Helmut Jarausch 2018-09-19 16:52:38 UTC
Created attachment 547340 [details, diff]
patch for Python 3.7

Python_3.7 has changed its API,
function PyUnicode_AsUTF8 returns a
const char* pointer
while Python_3.6 returned a

The attached patch is an ugly work-around (const_cast).
The real fix should be provided by upstreams.