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update-python-modules - byte-compile python modules
update-python-modules [options] [directory [...]]
This manual page documents briefly the update-python-modules command.
update-python-modules is responsible for the byte-compilation of python
modules. When used in byte-compilation mode, it will byte-compile
modules in the directories given on the command line. When use in
installation mode, it will byte-compile them once for each installed
python version, and will make them available for all of them.
At each invocation, with or without arguments, update-python-modules
will check for installed python versions, and will build or remove
modules according to new or removed versions since the last time it was
Show summary of options.
Detail all actions while they are performed.
Byte-compilation only mode. This is the default. In this mode,
byte-compiled modules are put directly in the directories given
on the command line.
Installation mode. In this mode, modules are byte-compiled for
each python version, and put in separate directories. Files that
don’t end with .py are symlinked to their original place.
Clean modules instead of installing them. Beware, this option
behaves differently in byte-compilation and installation modes.
Rebuild all modules that were installed using -b. This is
necessary when the default python version was changed, for
Clean all modules and rebuild them, whether they were compiled
using -b or -i.
These directories contain the byte-compiled modules for version
pythonX.Y, for modules installed using -i.
The lists of directories handled by update-python-modules.
Josselin Mouette <email@example.com>.
2 Jan 2006 UPDATE-PYTHON-MODULES(8)