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Bug 1335957 - soundconverter: Provide a Python 3 subpackage
Summary: soundconverter: Provide a Python 3 subpackage
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: soundconverter
Version: rawhide
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Xavier Lamien
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2016-05-13 15:39 UTC by Tomas Orsava
Modified: 2023-09-14 03:22 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2018-01-02 10:58:32 UTC
Type: Bug

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Description Tomas Orsava 2016-05-13 15:39:10 UTC
Upstream, this software supports Python 3 [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 you need more instructions, a guide for porting Python-based RPMs is
available at [2].
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 Jan Kurik 2016-07-26 04:38:33 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 3 Fedora End Of Life 2017-12-12 10:44:46 UTC
Fedora 25 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2017-12-12. Fedora 25 is
no longer maintained, which means that it will not receive any further
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Comment 4 Miro Hrončok 2017-12-12 11:57:31 UTC
This is still relevant, reported ages ago. Xavier?

Comment 5 Michael Schwendt 2017-12-26 20:05:55 UTC
> This is still relevant, reported ages ago. Xavier?

The bug reporter doesn't seem to now what he is talking about and requesting her, unfortunately. Soundconverter 2.1.6, as available in the Fedora package collection, is strictly based on Python 2 and various GNOME 2 packages and does _not_ support Python 3. Soundconverter 3 is a completely different beast, which hasn't worked at all for a long time because it is much more than a port to Python 3. It needs to use different backends altogether. Please be extremely careful with a decision whether and how to package it. Even providing it in alternative packages may lead to severe breakage and offend users. Evaluate the new version cautiously. Soundconverter 2 required tons of fixes to get usable. Just skimming over the package %changelog tells parts of the tale. Plus more activity in the launchpad tracker.

Comment 6 Petr Viktorin (pviktori) 2018-01-02 10:58:32 UTC
Ah, that's right; Soundronverter 3.0 has not been released yet.
Thanks for the explanation, and sorry for the mix-up.

Do note that Python 2 will reach end-of-life in about two years, though. Do you think Soundconverter 3 will be ready by then, or is this something to worry about?

Comment 7 Red Hat Bugzilla 2023-09-14 03:22:36 UTC
The needinfo request[s] on this closed bug have been removed as they have been unresolved for 1000 days

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