Title: python-exec 2.3 reclaims python* symlinks
Author: Michał Górny <email@example.com>
The new versions of python-exec (2.3 and newer) are reclaiming multiple
Python-related symlinks in /usr/bin, most notably /usr/bin/python*. This
may result in your package manager reporting file collisions.
The respective symlinks were previously either unowned and created
dynamically by app-eselect/eselect-python, or installed by it. From now
on, all Python-related symlinks are installed and handled
by python-exec. This ensures that they respect the python-exec
configuration files and variables consistently with regular Python
packages, and improves their reliability.
If you are using FEATURES=collision-protect, Portage will reject
the upgrade. If this is the case, please temporarily switch to
FEATURES=protect-owned for the upgrade.
If you are using FEATURES=protect-owned, Portage will verbosely warn
about the file collisions but will proceed with the upgrade once
determining no replaced files are owned. Please disregard the warning.
The potentially colliding files are:
For more information on python-exec, please see: