[Mageia-discuss] Mageia-discuss Digest, Vol 10, Issue 34

Doug Laidlaw laidlaws at hotkey.net.au
Thu Jun 9 10:33:15 CEST 2011

On Wed, 8 Jun 2011 10:22:22 PM mageia-discuss-request at mageia.org wrote:
> Secondly, what is wrong with installing two versions of Python?  Ubuntu
> have 3  versions (Python 3 as well.)  Considering that VirtualBox was not
> a priority for Mageia 1, I thought that Python 2.6 might come later.  I
> don't know how many people have made Mageia their principal distro.  I had
> to reinstall Mandriva 2010.2 long after the CD was released, and Mageia
> Beta 2 was available at about the right time.  It seemed to be Mandriva
> 2010.3.  It is O.K. for most of my needs, and I know that the trimmings,
> the eye candy, etc. will come later.  I have no desire to go back to
> Mandriva at the moment.  I can wait.  It is like somebody who wanted to
> know where his whizz-bang graphic effects were.  wobo replied that Mga 1
> was not about those.  What has been achieved is great.
> Doug Laidlaw.

FWIW, I just installed the Mandriva libpython2.6 RPM.  It had no dependencies.  
Windows under VirtualBox now shows my USB devices as available.  Ubuntu still 
says that the extensions are not installed; there must be a defective 
installation in that case.

Doug Laidlaw.

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