what will Python 3's package names be?

Asked by Mark Summerfield on 2008-06-06

Hi,

I'm writing a book on Python 3 and I want to include the package names of the Ubuntu packages for Python and IDLE for when they become available.
I'm guessing the names will be python3 and idle3 but want to check.

Thanks!

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2008-06-06
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2010-06-01

Hi Mark,

For updated packages on phyton open termina and give following commands

1. sudo apt-cache search phyton
or
 sudo apt-cache search Phyton

2. It will display list of packages related to Phyton.

3. pick a package and execute following command

   sudo apt-get install package-name

--Murali

Mark Summerfield (mark-qtrac) said : #2

On 2008-06-06, Murali Krishna Marimekala wrote:
> Your question #35427 on python-defaults in ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/python-defaults/+question/3542
>7
>
> Status: Open => Answered
>
> Murali Krishna Marimekala proposed the following answer:
> Hi Mark,
>
> For updated packages on phyton open termina and give following commands
>
> 1. sudo apt-cache search phyton
> or
> sudo apt-cache search Phyton
>
> 2. It will display list of packages related to Phyton.
>
> 3. pick a package and execute following command
>
> sudo apt-get install package-name

Hi Murali,

You did not answer my question!

I know how to install packages.

What I want to know is what names will be used for the Python 3 packages
when they become available. They are not available now because Python 3
is still alpha and isn't due to be released until September, so Ubuntu
won't have Python 3 before then.

I assume that Python 3's package name will be "python3" and Python 3's
IDLE package name will be "idle3"; but I want to check to make sure that
these names are correct since I want to mention them in a book I'm
writing.

--
Mark Summerfield, Qtrac Ltd., www.qtrac.eu

Gord Allott (gordallott) said : #3

It isn't decided yet and generally won't be decided by ubuntu but rather, debian.

if i were you i would just keep an eye on intrepid's repositories but even then it may not make the next version of ubuntu as feature freeze is in late august. also its likly that it won't be called python3 forever (if that were what it would be called) so if you want your book to have longivity you should really just tell people to consult the ubuntu help documentation (http://help.ubuntu.com/) or wiki (http://wiki.ubuntu.com)

Barry Warsaw (barry) said : #4

Gord is right, and this is currently being discussed in debian-python mailing list. Consensus seems to be that all Python 3 packages will be separate binary packages named python3-foo.

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