[Pulp-list] f17 and simplejson

Jeff Ortel jortel at redhat.com
Tue Jun 12 16:55:16 UTC 2012

On 06/11/2012 08:01 PM, Nick Coghlan wrote:
> On 06/09/2012 07:21 AM, Jeff Ortel wrote:
>> Fedora 17 GOLD includes python-simplejson-2.3.0-2.fc17.  In simplejson
>> 2.2, support for namedtuples was added.  In doing so, a bug was
>> introduced that causes JSON serialization errors in gofer<= 0.68.  A
>> description and trace can be found in bugzilla 829767.
>> This issue has been addressed in gofer 0.69.  The basic change is
>> re-parenting (messaging) Envelope&  Options classes to 'object' rather
>> than 'dict'.  Then, translating the envelope (as needed) to 'dict'
>> during serialization.  This is a better approach anyway since overriding
>> __getattr__&  __setattr__ on a subclass of dict opens the door for name
>> collisions with native dict attributes.
>> This issue has *also* been addressed in simplejson 2.5.2 which is
>> available in F17 (updates).  I intend to update (pulp) rpm/gofer to 0.69
>> on master to be included in the today's QE build (dev/testing). However,
>> since it appears that doing a 'yum update python-simplejson' is a viable
>> workaround, I don't plan to update rpm/gofer on pulp_v1 (v1/testing) at
>> this time.  I'd like to get some miles on gofer 0.69 running with v2 first.
>> So, on F17, if you're seeing this issue, do
>> # yum update python-simplejson
>> to be sure you have the latest (python-simplejson-2.5.2-1.fc17) and you
>> should be good-to-go.  Remember to bounce goferd and httpd.  If you
>> continue to see any issues, please let me know.
> Have you considered just dropping the simplejson dependency on platforms
> that provide Python 2.6+? Or are there specific simplejson features that
> Pulp uses that weren't included when simplejson was added to the stdlib
> as the json module in 2.6?

I have considered this (and still might do it) but since the json module 
in python 2.6+ /is/ simplejson (although older), I think this issue 
would still bit us in the future when the json module is caught up to 
simplejson 2.2+.  Since we need to support python 2.4, it seemed simpler 
to just require simplejson for now instead of using the conditional 
import in code and conditional Requires in the gofer.spec.

> Cheers,
> Nick.

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