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[RELEASE] Python 3.9.0b1 is now available for testing



> On 19 May 2020, at 21:36, Robin Becker <robin at reportlab.com> wrote:
> 
> ?On 19/05/2020 10:49, ?ukasz Langa wrote:
>> On behalf of the entire Python development community, and the currently serving Python release team in particular, I?m pleased to announce the release of Python 3.9.0b1. Get it here:
>> https://www.python.org/downloads/release/python-390b1/ <https://www.python.org/downloads/release/python-390b1/>
>> This is a beta preview of Python 3.9
>> Python 3.9 is still in development. This release, 3.9.0b1, is the first of four planned beta release previews.
>> Beta release previews are intended to give the wider community the opportunity to test new features and bug fixes and to prepare their projects to support the new feature release.
>> Call to action
> .........
> 
> I built python3.9.0b1 from source using the standard configure make dance eg
> 
> ./configure --prefix=$HOME/LOCAL/3.9b1
> make && make install
> 
> that appeared to work fine and I seem to get a working python. However, I seem to have an issue with the distutils package
> 
> 
>> robin at minikat:~/devel/reportlab
>> $ $HOME/LOCAL/3.9b1/bin/python3.9
>> Python 3.9.0b1 (default, May 19 2020, 12:50:30) [GCC 10.1.0] on linux
>> Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>>>>> import distutils
>> /home/robin/LOCAL/3.9b1/lib/python3.9/distutils/__init__.py:15: UserWarning: The virtualenv distutils package at %s appears to be in the same location as the system distutils?
>>  warnings.warn("The virtualenv distutils package at %s appears to be in the same location as the system distutils?")
>>>>> distutils.__path__
>> ['/home/robin/LOCAL/3.9b1/lib/python3.9/distutils']
>>>>> distutils.__file__
>> '/home/robin/LOCAL/3.9b1/lib/python3.9/distutils/__init__.py'
> 
> is this a bug or have I built python 3.9.0b1 wrongly?

I think that is correct __file__ value. What are you expecting to see?

Barry

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