This article document how I updated python3 from version 3.5 to 3.6 on FreeBSD.
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The version in the FreeBSD base system is old, but the version used by the ports I can control. It took a while, but now was the time for me to switch.
This article documents the process I followed to update Python 3.4 to 3.5 on my FreeBSD machines.
This documents how I installed Python bindings for libmagic.
There are actually different bindings for libmagic. One set is part of the original distribution. It can be found in /usr/src/contrib/file/python/. But in my opinion it is somewhat cumbersome to use and not very Pythonic.
The implementation from ahupp/python-magic in Github feels more natural.
Sometimes I need to update my FreeBSD operating system. I prefer to do that from the source code, so that my customizations in (/etc/src.conf) remain.
At the writing of this article, I’m tracking the 10-STABLE branch. To start this, I removed the contents of /usr/src ...
More and more, IPython has become my tool of choice as the ultimate calculator and to try out concepts and code for use in my programs.
While I generally use the terminal-based interactive shell, notebooks offer more capabilities for integrating text, formulas and graphics.
With Python 2.7 effectively mostly ...
Every now and then I make backups of my FreeBSD system’s filesystems with the venerable dump program. This is the only program that can capture all features of the UFS filesystem. The filesystems to be backed up are:
- The root filesystem.
- The /usr filesystem.
- The /var filesystem.