[Fedora-packaging] Python Packaging Hints

Toshio Kuratomi toshio at tiki-lounge.com
Mon Sep 19 17:43:56 UTC 2005

On Tue, 2005-09-20 at 02:31 +1000, Alan Milligan wrote:
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> Toshio Kuratomi wrote:
> >Hmmm... Yes; rhpl's Makefiles seem to make some rather problematic
> >assumptions.  What other packages do you know have similarly fragile
> >upstream build scripts?
You can build rhpl on different FC's with just the pythonversion:
  %define pyver %(%{__python} -c 'import sys; from string import split,
join; print join(split(split(sys.version)[0], ".")[:2], ".")')
  %setup -q
  make PYTHON=python%{pyver}
  make install DESTDIR=$RPM_BUILD_ROOT PYTHON=python%{pyver}

This isn't the "right" solution, though.  I think this should be fixed
in the rhpl Makefile instead.

Jeremy, it looks like you're in charge of the build scripts for rhpl: if
I file a bug and work on a patch, what would you like it to do?
  1) Patch the spec file like above
  2) Do something similar in Makefile.inc to detect the correct
pythonversion to use
  3) Use autoconf

> Since we're not accepting python-2.4, I've not downloaded very much of
> the FC4 stack to discover exactly what's still broken.  In this case, I
> think I was curious to see if
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=135657 and
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=135657 had been
> released as we need a proper extended url basic http authentication
> syntax to allow up2date to connect to our servers.  Again, these patches
> were submitted almost a year ago, and we still have to maintain our own
> forks :(
> >>make PYTHON=python%{pythonversion} PYTHONINCLUDE=%{pythoninclude}
> >>LIBDIR=/lib
> >Why the LIBDIR?  That would seems to break things for x86_64 with no
> >apparent gain.
> Dunno - there was obviously something screwed with the link-edit step.
> I'm a little surpised that /lib is not on the default link-library path
> in the first place ...
LIBDIR isn't used for linking in this case, only as a location to
install the python files to::
  Makefile.inc:PYTHONLIBDIR = /usr/$(LIBDIR)/$(PYTHON)/site-packages

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