[oi-dev] Python 3.7 and 3.9

Aurélien Larcher aurelien.larcher at gmail.com
Sat Jan 9 13:04:22 UTC 2021

just a few notes:
1) Following Apostolos message python-37 was modified to provide IDLE in a
separate package: idle-37. After the next update you may need to reinstall

2) The library libpython3.so which provides a stable ABI was not provided
by python-3X packages, this is now the case for 3.7; the link is mediated.

3) Two fixes (sendfile and sched_get_priority) were backported from 3.8/3.9;

4) Python 3.9.1 was added based on solaris-userland patchset + testsuite
fixes from Andy, thanks go to them.

No we need to:
1) Migrate away from 3.5 to 3.7 as the default Python implementation.

2) Provide required Python 3.9 modules for pkg5 (cherry-py, rapidjson, six,

3) Automate/simplify the update process for Python modules to reduce manual
intervention. As Till pointed out, we need to be smart about it.

Kind regards,


Praise the Caffeine embeddings
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