Python discrepancies...

David Malcolm dmalcolm at
Mon Apr 16 21:14:26 UTC 2012

On Sun, 2012-04-15 at 00:18 -0700, Rob Healey wrote:
> Greetings:
> Could anyone explain why there are so many discrepancies between
> Python-2.7.2-12 and Python-3.3.02?
> This is from Python-3.3.0a2:
> ------------------------------------------
> [Frog at DancingSquirrels Documents]$ python3
> Python 3.3.0a2 (default, Apr 13 2012, 16:55:12)
This appears to be a python that you've built locally from the 3.3.0a2
tarball; the giveaway are all the "local"s in the sysconfig e.g. this
> platstdlib = /usr/local/lib/python3.3

> From Python-2.7.2-12
This is the python from rpm
> stdlib = /usr/lib64/python2.7
The "lib64" stuff is from a patch we apply "downstream" when we build
our RPMs in order to allow both 32-bit and 64-bit build of python to be
installed: 32-bit builds go in /usr/lib; 64-bit ones go in /usr/lib64.
The jargon name for this is "multilib".

Hope this is helpful

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