[Python-modules-team] Bug#534723: Bug#534723: python-axiom: Failure in post-install

Sandro Tosi morph at debian.org
Fri Jun 26 17:33:06 UTC 2009

Hello Robert,

On Fri, Jun 26, 2009 at 19:22, Robert Goldner<postfix at au-79.de> wrote:
> Package: python-axiom
> Version: 0.5.31-1
> Severity: grave
> Justification: renders package unusable
> During installation of this package the following error happens:
> Setting up python-axiom (0.5.31-1) ...
> Compiling /usr/lib/python2.3/site-packages/axiom/item.py ...
>  File "/usr/lib/python2.3/site-packages/axiom/item.py", line 21
>    from axiom.attributes import (
>                                 ^
> SyntaxError: invalid syntax

You still got python 2.3, while the latest supported stable release of
Debian (Lenny) only has python 2.4 and 2.5. The SyntaxError is because
selective imports is not available to such an old python version.

You're trying to install an unstable package version in etch (I
suppose) so it's very likely it will fail.

I'm not going to close this bug, since I'm not the maintainer of the
package, but I believe this is not a bug at all, since we can do
nothing about it.

Sandro Tosi (aka morph, morpheus, matrixhasu)
My website: http://matrixhasu.altervista.org/
Me at Debian: http://wiki.debian.org/SandroTosi

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