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I'm not sure if its the best way, but in Archlinux 'python' is python3
and  'python2' is 2.7.

I don't really know what is alpine's philosophy, but since arch is
meant to be very customizable and is used mostly by intermediate and
advanced users, anyone who wants 'python' to mean 'python2' can just
install from source or alias the whole thing...

On 11/10/11, Natanael Copa <> wrote:
> Hi,
> Alpine Linux is planning to upgrade Lua to 5.2 and I wonder if there
> are some recommendations how to do so.
> Part of the problem is, how do we make sure existing #!/usr/bin/lua
> scripts does not break? How can we prevent breakages in future?
> Should distro provide /usr/bin/lua5.1 and /usr/bin/lua5.2? or should
> distros aim for upgrade lua package and replace all lua modules in one
> shot?
> Should scripts use #!/usr/bin/lua5.1 or #!/usr/bin/lua5.2 instead of
> #!/usr/bin/lua?
> What should /usr/bin/lua point to? Should it exist at all?
> There are many ways to solve this and I do not really care how it is
> solved, however, it would be nice that it would be somewhat consistent
> among the distros and *bsd so that lua scripts written for one distro
> can be expected to work on other. so some documented official
> recommendations would be nice. (I'm not sure if windows matters here.
> Windows appears to prefer invent their own standards rather than care
> about what posix world does)
> python2/python3 has similar issue:
> Thanks!
> --
> Natanael Copa

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