[Gluster-devel] python version

Anand Avati anand.avati at gmail.com
Mon May 14 23:58:18 UTC 2012

On Mon, May 14, 2012 at 12:25 PM, Anand Babu Periasamy <
abperiasamy at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Mon, May 14, 2012 at 11:46 AM, Emmanuel Dreyfus <manu at netbsd.org>
> wrote:
> > Kaleb S. KEITHLEY <kkeithle at redhat.com> wrote:
> >
> >> > Well, my problem is that python 2.5, python 2.6 and python 2.7 are not
> >> > detected by configure. One need to patch configure in order to build
> >> > with python 2.x (x>  4) installed.
> >>
> >> Seems like it would be easier to get autoconf and automake from the
> >> NetBSD packages and just run `./autogen.sh && ./configure`
> >
> > I prefer patching the configure script. Running autogen introduce build
> > dependencies on perl just to substitute a string on a single line:
> > that's overkill.
> >
> Who ever builds from source is required to run autogen.sh to produce
> env specific configure and build files.

Not quite. That's the whole point of having a configure script in the first
place - to detect the environment at build time. One who builds from source
should not require to run autogen.sh, just configure should be sufficient.
Since configure itself is a generated script, and can possibly have
mistakes and requirements change (like the one being discussed), that's
when autogen.sh must be used to re-generate configure script.

In this case however, the simplest approach would actually be to run
autogen.sh till either:

a) we upgrade the release build machine to use newer aclocal macros

b) qualify geo-replication to work on python 3 and remove the check.

Emmanuel, since the problem is not going to be a long lasting one (either
of the two should fix your problem), I suggest you find a solution local to
you in the interim.

Even better, if someone can actually test and qualify geo-replication to
work on python 3 it would ease solution "b" sooner.

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