[Debian-med-packaging] Updating mgltools-* for Python 2.6

Steffen Moeller steffen_moeller at gmx.de
Mon Apr 27 09:05:58 UTC 2009

Dear Scott,

Scott Kitterman wrote:
> As some of you may already know, Ubuntu went ahead an pushed to Python 2.6 as 
> it's default Python in it's most recent release.  Python 2.6 is currently in 
> Debian Experimental and presumably will get uploaded to Unstable soon.

I was not aware of the upcoming upgrade to 2.6. Thank you for pointing this out.

> As part of the transition, I rebuilt/updated all the mgltools-* packages that 
> depended on python << 2.6.  They seemed to either just need a rebuild or some 
> common packaging adjustments.  Rather than file a stack of bugs, I thought one 
> mail for the set would be easier....


> The following packages needed patching (representative patch attached):

And you have now even applied that patches to Debian med as I have seen on the svn commit
list. This is great! I am very busy over the upcoming weeks and wait for a 1.5.5 release
of the mgltools prior to preparing new packages. Should the maturation of python 2.6 be
any earlier, then I'll of course be immediately triggered.

I CCed to Sargis Dallakyan from the upstream developers and co-Debian maintainer. Sargis,
are you foreseeing any difficulties with Python 2.6?

And, Scot, if you are caring more deeply for the MGLtools than for the technical
compatibilities, I am certain that also Sargis would very much welcome your helping hands.

Many thanks and best regards,


> mgltools-geomutils_1.5.4.cvs.20081126-2ubuntu1.dsc
> mgltools-pyautodock_1.5.4.cvs.20081126-1ubuntu1.dsc
> mgltools-scenario_1.5.4.cvs.20081126-1ubuntu1.dsc
> mgltools-symserv_1.5.4.cvs.20081126-1ubuntu1.dsc
> mgltools-utpackages_1.5.4.cvs.20081126-2ubuntu1.dsc
> The following packages needed rebuilding (binnmu):
> mgltools-bhtree_1.5.4.cvs.20081126-1build1.dsc
> mgltools-dejavu_1.5.4.cvs.20081126-1build1.dsc
> mgltools-gle_1.5.4.cvs.20081126-1build1.dsc
> mgltools-mglutil_1.5.4.cvs.20081126-1build1.dsc
> mgltools-molkit_1.5.4.cvs.20081126-1build1.dsc
> mgltools-networkeditor_1.5.4.cvs.20081126-1build1.dsc
> mgltools-opengltk_1.5.4.cvs.20081126-1build1.dsc
> mgltools-pmv_1.5.4.cvs.20081126-1build1.dsc
> mgltools-pybabel_1.5.4.cvs.20081126-1build1.dsc
> mgltools-pyglf_1.5.4.cvs.20081126-1build1.dsc
> mgltools-sff_1.5.4.cvs.20081126-1build1.dsc
> mgltools-support_1.5.4.cvs.20081126-1build1.dsc
> mgltools-utpackages_1.5.4.cvs.20081126-2build1.dsc
> mgltools-viewerframework_1.5.4.cvs.20081126-1build1.dsc
> mgltools-vision_1.5.4.cvs.20081126-1build1.dsc
> mgltools-volume_1.5.4.cvs.20081126-1build1.dsc
> I hope this saves you some effort when Python 2.6 enters Unstable.
> Scott Kitterman
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