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  1. WiredTiger
  2. WT-7947

Allow CMake to take in a specific Python version

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    • Storage - Ra 2021-08-23

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      Issue:

      If a users system has multiple python installations, when building the Python API, CMake will preference using the highest python version found in the system path.

      This may be un-ideal if the user wants to preference a specific python version to build the API with e.g. ignore another installation. There currently isn't any interface or means to explicitly tell CMake to use a different Python version.

      Fix:

      Add the ability to pass a preferred Python version through a CMake config option. If passed, CMake will search for a python install that specifically matches the given version. Otherwise, default to the previous behaviour, taking the newest Python version it can find.

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            alison.felizzi@mongodb.com Alison Felizzi (Inactive)
            alison.felizzi@mongodb.com Alison Felizzi (Inactive)
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