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bitter-ability-32190

04/18/2022, 1:38 PM
In lieu of https://github.com/pantsbuild/pants/issues/7369, why doesn't the Pants bootstrap script download+install Python into the pants setup cache?
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enough-analyst-54434

04/18/2022, 2:16 PM
That can be hard! C.F.: All the complexity in the
python-build
plugin in pyenv (https://github.com/pyenv/pyenv/tree/master/plugins/python-build). That said, using
pyenv
to do the bootstrapping has been discussed in the past. Brass tacks, this project is somewhat like the old docsite circa 2012-2019 - lots of talk and ideas and no-one willing to commit to sinking time into it.
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bitter-ability-32190

04/18/2022, 2:20 PM
Pants using pyenv sounds not too bad 🤔 Is the prior discussion available to read?
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enough-analyst-54434

04/18/2022, 2:21 PM
It would be in the pants-devel mailing list if written down - and old summit meeting notes which are linked in pants-devel.
Old summit meeting notes are somewhat painful or funny to read depending on your disposition. Just browsed ~3 of those. We've come along way, but we also thrash on what we say with straight-faced "clearly" and "all agree". Its good to always remember you never really know what you're doing.