[Fedora-packaging] Python Virtual Provides

Toshio Kuratomi a.badger at gmail.com
Mon Jun 16 23:20:22 UTC 2008

Jeremy Katz wrote:
> On Mon, 2008-06-16 at 16:39 -0400, Toshio Kuratomi wrote:
>> 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 :-)
> If it's being done automatically, it's not really packaging policy --
> it's just part of things working :)
The packaging policy portion is:

* Are Virtual Provides the way to go (I say yes and so far no one's shot 
me down :-)
* What should the virtual provides be named?
* Should we do the part where we can only manage to pull Provides out 
automatically but not Requires?
* Should we try harder to make subpackages listed?


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