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How to install python 3.* on Gentoo without compiling by hand?

Are there any ebuild or overlay for this?

UPDATE: now it's absolutely possible without any hacks

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I love that server fault has become the go to place for these questions. Far easier than asking on 4 different linux forums. –  sparks Jul 13 '09 at 20:35
    
@sparks god forbid we go to distro ML/Forum and ask the people that actually know... –  Ophidian Aug 16 '09 at 13:53
    
bizarre that this was closed as off-topic. This is the kind of server configuration problem that I would first think of searching here for. –  Dominic Cronin Jun 1 '12 at 21:30
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closed as off topic by Alex Bolotov, splattne Aug 26 '09 at 12:17

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up vote 4 down vote accepted

Apparently in python-experimental, according to http://bugs.gentoo.org/250186

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Python 3.1 is now available on Gentoo in the unstable category.

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I'd detoured to Arch for a while, and didn't see that Gentoo had an upgrade. hug Guessing that I still need 2.* for Portage, though. –  koenigdmj Aug 16 '09 at 15:58
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Yes, and most other things. In fact, installing 3.1 won't overwrite /usr/bin/python with the new version yet since so many things still need 2.X logic. –  ctennis Aug 16 '09 at 17:06
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