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Bug 1323263 - gmsh: Provide a Python 3 subpackage
Summary: gmsh: Provide a Python 3 subpackage
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gmsh
Version: rawhide
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Sandro Mani
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
Blocks: PYTHON3
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2016-04-01 16:20 UTC by Tomas Orsava
Modified: 2019-01-09 12:54 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2017-12-15 23:24:30 UTC
Type: Bug

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Description Tomas Orsava 2016-04-01 16:20:25 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 1 Dominika Krejčí 2016-04-22 16:29:44 UTC
Hello Sandro,

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 2 Sandro Mani 2016-04-24 21:26:22 UTC
Sorry this has fallen off my radar. I'll try and give it a look this week.

Comment 3 Sandro Mani 2016-04-27 07:28:44 UTC
I'm hesitant to make any changes to the package since I don't have the familiarity with the onelab module to fully understand the implications porting it to python3. Is it really worth it to diverge with upstream and risk downstream breakage? I suppose this scenario will apply to most scientific software packages, whose upstream are typically pretty conservative with adopting new technologies.

Comment 4 Tomas Orsava 2016-04-27 09:24:45 UTC
I'm sorry about the misunderstanding, I'm not asking you to port the package yourself (though if you were so inclined and worked with upstream on it instead of diverging that would be greatly appreciated).

Our analysis resulted in our belief that upstream already supports Python 3, but judging Python 3 support is a perilous task, so if that isn't so, I apologize for the misfiled bug.

Since you as a packager have the greatest familiarity with upstream here, I would like to ask you to check if they haven't added Python 3 support recently. If not, it would be great if you could create an issue in the upstream issue tracker (or ping an already existing one), that way we can close this bugreport as reported upstream (CLOSED UPSTREAM).

Comment 5 Jan Kurik 2016-07-26 04:39:20 UTC
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 25 development cycle.
Changing version to '25'.

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Comment 7 Fedora End Of Life 2017-12-12 10:53:11 UTC
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Comment 8 Miro Hrončok 2017-12-12 12:10:30 UTC
Still relevant.

Comment 9 Sandro Mani 2017-12-15 23:24:30 UTC
Done in gmsh-3.0.6-2.fc28

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