[Fedora-packaging] Python Packaging Hints

Alan Milligan alan at balclutha.org
Sat Sep 17 16:27:28 UTC 2005

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> Hi:
> Just some hints for packaging Python (iow, makes my life easier at 
> http://python.org/pyvault).

> thoughts?

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=120635 represents a
number of thoughts by critically interested parties about this issue.

This request has been open for almost eighteen months now :(

Some of the respondents seem to think that only one or two macros are
necessary, I still beg to differ.  We need to do this once, and do it to
please the widest possible audience.

A case in point is that we presently cannot migrate to Python2.4 until
Zope Corporation sign off a security audit on their app server.  If
people didn't hard-code 2.4 into the build scripts, and if they use the
include macros for C-based python code, then we could almost certainly
backport any FC4 python SRPM's to our FC3 target without *any*
modification required.

This is simply not the case.  We've already had to manage upgrades for
2.1, 2.2, and 2.3.  A lot of things associated with Fedora development
are still retentive and frustrating.

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