Package Details: python38 3.8.8-1

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Package Base: python38
Description: Major release 3.8 of the Python high-level programming language
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Keywords: python python3
Licenses: custom
Submitter: rixx
Maintainer: rixx
Last Packager: rixx
Votes: 14
Popularity: 2.47
First Submitted: 2019-03-27 20:21
Last Updated: 2021-02-19 20:32

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bpierre commented on 2021-02-21 07:07

The _decimal module needs the same patch as for the Python 3.9 package to build successfully:

stefanv commented on 2021-02-12 22:23

I still see a broken symlink to

lrwxrwxrwx 1 user user 22 Jan 25 18:31 ./lib/python3.8/config-3.8-x86_64-linux-gnu/ -> ../../

rixx commented on 2021-02-08 09:26

pip3.8 should be included in this package if I recall correctly.

rokyfox commented on 2021-02-07 15:46

How do I access pip?

I tried python3.8 -m pip but it just says /usr/bin/python3.8: No module named pip

edit: Turns out python3.8 -m venv works, and the virtualenv comes with pip. Would have liked to not need an environment though.

falstaff_ch commented on 2020-12-09 20:01

@max-k python3.8 --version showed 3.9.0 today for me too, and I was wondering. But I realized I was in a venv which I created back when python was python3.8.

max-k commented on 2020-12-03 20:26

I don't reproduce it on another system. Thank you anyway.

python3.8 --version
Python 3.8.6

rixx commented on 2020-12-03 16:44

I can't reproduce that, sorry. I ran a complete system upgrade and installed python38, and am seeing the expected output:

python3.8 --version
Python 3.8.6

If you find the problem, please submit a patch with the fix.

max-k commented on 2020-12-03 15:09

Is there a problem ?

python3.8 --version
Python 3.9.0

harbind commented on 2020-12-03 08:28

python3.8-config does not work. It's a symlink to unexciting python3.8m-config.

rixx commented on 2019-06-05 10:18

I don't agree on the --enable-optimizations and --with-lto options: While they do improve Python speed noticeably, they also add considerable build time (think tens of minutes, at least, can range into an hour easily). I don't want the general Python 3.8 package to take this long to build – mainstream does not have the issue because the package is not built on every upgrade on every PC.

I fixed the failing symlinks, though, nd upgraded to 3.8.0b1