[Fedora-packaging] Python Virtual Provides

Toshio Kuratomi a.badger at gmail.com
Mon Jun 16 20:39:47 UTC 2008

Jeremy Katz wrote:
> On Mon, 2008-06-16 at 14:30 -0400, Toshio Kuratomi wrote:
>> I've added Python Virtual Provides to the list of draft guidelines.
>> https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/PackagingDrafts/Python
> [snip]
>> The motivation for this is that David Malcolm (dmalcolm) wrote a proof 
>> of concept script to show how easy it would be to extract egg dependency 
>> information as part of the rpm build process.
> To help maintain the sanity of everyone building packages, can't we just
> auto-generate these?  I know there's the old patch floating around
> somewhere for python deps that we should be using but haven't yet
> instituted.  And extending that to work with eggs also seems to make
> sense.  And then we avoid everyone having to add stuff to their spec
> files
Err, that's why I said the motivation for this was that Dave Malcolm 
wrote a script to do that for eggs :-)


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