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Bug 1207737 - [RFE] There is no python3 version of websockify
Summary: [RFE] There is no python3 version of websockify
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: python-websockify
Version: 23
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Miro Hrončok
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2015-03-31 15:15 UTC by Alberto Ruiz
Modified: 2016-09-07 10:37 UTC (History)
8 users (show)

Fixed In Version: python-websockify-0.8.0-3.fc26
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2016-09-07 10:37:43 UTC
Type: Bug

Attachments (Terms of Use)
Spec file patch to provide Python 3 subpackage (deleted)
2016-08-25 19:38 UTC, Jan Beran
no flags Details | Diff
Updated spec file (deleted)
2016-08-26 20:39 UTC, Jan Beran
no flags Details | Diff
Spec file patch to provide Python 3 subpackage (deleted)
2016-08-29 10:52 UTC, Jan Beran
no flags Details | Diff

Description Alberto Ruiz 2015-03-31 15:15:07 UTC
There is no python3 version of websockify, trying to use websockify as a library from a Python3 module is not possible due to this variant of the package missing.

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Comment 3 Alberto Ruiz 2015-12-02 13:30:19 UTC
This bug is still valid in Fedora 23

Comment 4 Tomas Orsava 2016-04-13 13:54:48 UTC
Upstream, this software supports Python 3. Please provide a Python 3
package for Fedora.

According to the Python packaging guidelines [0], software must be
packaged for Python 3 if upstream supports it.
The guidelines give detailed information on how to do this, and even
provide an example spec file [1].

The current best practice is to provide subpackages for the two Python
versions (called "Common SRPM" in the guidelines). Alternatively, if
nothing depends on your Python2 package, you can just switch to Python 3

It's ok to do this in Rawhide only, however, it would be greatly
appreciated if you could push it to Fedora 24 as well.

If anything is unclear, or if you need any kind of assistance with the
porting, you can ask on IRC (#fedora-python on Freenode), or reply here.
We'll be happy to help!


Comment 5 Dominika Krejčí 2016-05-06 15:44:49 UTC
Hello Pádraig,

Do you need any help adding Python 3 support to the RPM?

If you need more instructions, a [guide] for porting Python-based RPMs is available.


Comment 6 Jan Beran 2016-08-25 19:38:45 UTC
Created attachment 1194115 [details]
Spec file patch to provide Python 3 subpackage

The attached spec file contains
- Python 3 subpackage,
- doc subpackage,
- correction in changelog because the original spec file contains this error:

$ rpmlint python-websockify.spec
python-websockify.spec: E: specfile-error warning: bogus date in %changelog: Thu Sep 10 2013 Nikola Đipanov <ndipanov> - 0.5.1-1
0 packages and 1 specfiles checked; 1 errors, 0 warnings.

Comment 7 Tomas Orsava 2016-08-26 14:54:10 UTC
Hi Jan!

I've noticed that you have placed the binary only in the Python 3 submodule. However, the Python guidelines specify that you should only package the Python 2 binary in the Python 2 submodule. (Unless the binaries differ in functionality, which I believe they don't in this case.)

To make sure that only the Python 2 binary is placed in /usr/bin, I refer you to the %install section of this type of package on Python RPM Porting Guide:

In addition, the man page should always be in the package(s) that contain binaries. Unlike docs, man pages don't take much space at all. Therefore in this case the man page should be in the Python 2 subpackage as well.

Comment 8 Tomas Orsava 2016-08-26 15:18:02 UTC
Now I'll have to eat a big piece of humble pie, because I was completely wrong.

In cases where only one binary is being packaged, it should indeed be the one for Python 3! I apologise Jan!

Nevertheless, please take a look at the link to the Python RPM Porting Guide, as the %install section should still be amended.

Comment 9 Jan Beran 2016-08-26 20:39:47 UTC
Created attachment 1194460 [details]
Updated spec file

Hi Tomáš,

thanks for your review. I made the correction related to man pages in the attached file. May I ask you to review the new spec file?

Comment 10 Tomas Orsava 2016-08-29 09:52:55 UTC
Hi Jan!
The man pages are now correct!

However, the %install section still needs to be amended so that we can be sure that only the Python 3 binary remains and the Python 2 binary is deleted:

Here's the relevant section of the Python RPM Porting guide:

Comment 11 Jan Beran 2016-08-29 10:52:33 UTC
Created attachment 1195327 [details]
Spec file patch to provide Python 3 subpackage

Hi Tomáš,

thanks for your review. I have made the adjustment that I forgot to include last time.

Comment 12 Tomas Orsava 2016-08-29 11:09:39 UTC
Looks good to me, Jan, thank you!

Comment 13 Tomas Orsava 2016-08-29 11:10:08 UTC
Hi Pádraig,
as this is a bit of a time sensitive issue, we would really appreciate if you could take a look at the patch as soon as possible.
If you are time constrained right now, I hope you won't mind if we do the review and push the changes ourselves in case you are unable.

Thank you!

Comment 14 Alan Pevec 2016-08-30 11:42:30 UTC
> If you are time constrained right now, I hope you won't mind if we do the
> review and push the changes ourselves in case you are unable.

Please go ahead.

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