[ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: python 3.9 packages

Marco Atzeri via Cygwin-announce cygwin-announce@cygwin.com
Sun Feb 27 12:00:17 GMT 2022


Updated release for

   python36-requests-2.27.1-1
   python37-requests-2.27.1-1
   python38-requests-2.27.1-1
   python39-requests-2.27.1-1

   python36-sphinx-4.4.0-1
   python37-sphinx-4.4.0-1
   python38-sphinx-4.4.0-1
   python39-sphinx-4.4.0-1


CHANGES
latest upstream releases

CYGWIN CHANGES

As python2 is no longer supported

https://devguide.python.org/devcycle/#end-of-life-branches

the package are updated to include postinstall script that
use "alternatives" to define for

   /usr/bin/python

   /usr/bin/python3
   /usr/bin/idle3
   /usr/bin/pydoc3

a default to the highest package available.

$ alternatives --display python
   python - status is auto.
  link currently points to /usr/bin/python3.9
/usr/bin/python2.7 - priority 27
/usr/bin/python3.6 - priority 36
/usr/bin/python3.7 - priority 37
/usr/bin/python3.8 - priority 38
/usr/bin/python3.9 - priority 39
Current `best' version is /usr/bin/python3.9.

The following link are not provided anymore.
/usr/bin/idle
/usr/bin/pydoc

Rationale:
https://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0394/
In other systems as Debian
/usr/bin/python is discouraged.

As on Cygwin we have still several third packages depending on
python2, the usage of alternatives should allow to manage
until all are updated to python3

DESCRIPTION
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and integrate systems more effectively.
Python is powerful... and fast; plays well with others;
runs everywhere; is friendly & easy to learn; is Open.

HOMEPAGE
https://www.python.org/

Regards
Marco Atzeri


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