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Date:	Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:24:08 +0900
From:	Namhyung Kim <namhyung@...nel.org>
To:	Thomas Ilsche <thomas.ilsche@...dresden.de>
Cc:	Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <acme@...nel.org>,
	Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@...llo.nl>,
	Ingo Molnar <mingo@...nel.org>,
	Paul Mackerras <paulus@...ba.org>,
	Namhyung Kim <namhyung.kim@....com>,
	LKML <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>, Jiri Olsa <jolsa@...hat.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 2/2] perf tools: Default to python version 2

Hi Thomas,

On Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:28:55 +0200, Thomas Ilsche wrote:
> Hi Kim,
>
> On 2014-07-25 05:14, Namhyung Kim wrote:
>> According to PEP 394 recommendation [1], it's more portable to use
>> python2 rather than plain python to refer python binary version 2.
>
> I tried to find out how backwards-compatible this is. python2(-config)
> was first available in Python 2.7.3 (April 2012), but it is still not
> available in 2.6.9 (Oct. 2013). So it might be better to use python2
> as default but fall back to python if python2 is not available.
>
> Best,
> Thomas
>
> Signed-off-by: Thomas Ilsche <thomas.ilsche@...dresden.de>
> ---
> diff --git a/tools/perf/config/Makefile b/tools/perf/config/Makefile
> index f4f7f58..1b1bc9c 100644
> --- a/tools/perf/config/Makefile
> +++ b/tools/perf/config/Makefile
> @@ -117,8 +117,8 @@ ifdef PARSER_DEBUG
>  endif
>
>  ifndef NO_LIBPYTHON
> -  override PYTHON := \
> -    $(call get-executable-or-default,PYTHON,python)
> +  PYTHON2 := $(call get-executable-or-default,PYTHON,python2)

But wouldn't it set PYTHON2 to python2 even if the system doesn't have
python2 actually?


> +  override PYTHON := $(if $(PYTHON2),$(PYTHON2),$(call get-executable,python))

And then it'll set PYTHON to python2, no?


>    override PYTHON_CONFIG := \
>      $(call get-executable-or-default,PYTHON_CONFIG,$(PYTHON)-config)


I'm thinking about something like below.. but sadly it doesn't work for
me.. hmm.

Thanks,
Namhyung



diff --git a/tools/perf/config/Makefile b/tools/perf/config/Makefile
index 0f4b7fbc4852..60177278a357 100644
--- a/tools/perf/config/Makefile
+++ b/tools/perf/config/Makefile
@@ -121,8 +121,8 @@ ifdef PARSER_DEBUG
 endif
 
 ifndef NO_LIBPYTHON
-  override PYTHON := \
-    $(call get-executable-or-default,PYTHON,python2)
+  PYTHON2 := $(if $(call get-executable,python2),python2,python)
+  override PYTHON := $(call get-executable-or-default,PYTHON,$(PYTHON2))
   override PYTHON_CONFIG := \
     $(call get-executable-or-default,PYTHON_CONFIG,$(PYTHON)-config)
 
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