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Bug 2048084 - b43-tools provides python3dist(b43-debug-tools) = 0
Summary: b43-tools provides python3dist(b43-debug-tools) = 0
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: b43-tools
Version: 38
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Pete Walter
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
Blocks: F38FTBFS F39FTBFS python3dist0
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2022-01-29 12:13 UTC by Miro Hrončok
Modified: 2023-03-23 00:15 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version: b43-tools-019-17.fc39 b43-tools-019-17.fc38
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Last Closed: 2023-03-14 09:49:41 UTC
Type: Bug

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Description Miro Hrončok 2022-01-29 12:13:04 UTC
The package b43-tools has the following automatic provide:

  python3dist(b43-debug-tools) = 0

It appears that the actual package version was lost during the packaging process. 

In most cases, this is caused by using a Source that misses version information, e.g. A GitHub tarball when the project uses setuptools_scm or pbr. See

This bugzilla was created in a batch, so it does not have information about the exact cause for this package. If you need help figuring out why this happens in this particular package, feel free to ask.

Comment 1 Ben Cotton 2022-02-08 20:26:23 UTC
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 36 development cycle.
Changing version to 36.

Comment 2 Miro Hrončok 2023-01-05 15:46:03 UTC has landed and this package will now fail to build in Fedora 38+.

Please, respond to this bugzilla, it has been open for a year.

Comment 3 Pete Walter 2023-03-13 21:38:10 UTC
I don't know what to do with it. Can you help please? Should I put 'SETUPTOOLS_SCM_PRETEND_VERSION=%{version}' somewhere?

I am not very familiar with the package as I only picked it up to avoid retirement.

Comment 4 Miro Hrončok 2023-03-13 22:28:41 UTC
Sure thing. Let me see...

$ fedpkg clone b43-tools
$ cd b43-tools
$ fedpkg prep
$ cd b43-tools-019/
$ fd 'setup\.py'
$ cat debug/ 
#!/usr/bin/env python
# Run this script as root to install the debugging tools

from distutils.core import setup
import sys

if len(sys.argv) == 1:
	sys.argv.append("install")	# default to INSTALL

	scripts=["b43-fwdump", "b43-beautifier"]

This script is missing version entirely. Let's hack some version in:

$ git diff
diff --git a/b43-tools.spec b/b43-tools.spec
index 948f40d..7e11a9c 100644
--- a/b43-tools.spec
+++ b/b43-tools.spec
 # For py3_build/py3_install macros
-install -p -m 0644 debug/ debug/
+sed 's/py_modules=/version="%{version}", py_modules=/' debug/ > debug/
$ fedpkg mockbuild
Provides: b43-tools = 019-16.fc39 b43-tools(x86-64) = 019-16.fc39 python3.11dist(b43-debug-tools) = 19 python3dist(b43-debug-tools) = 19

That should make it build but it's not nice. You might prefer a patch or similar. Note that distutils is deprecated so this script will need upstream changes anyway if they want to support Python 3.12+.

Comment 5 Pete Walter 2023-03-14 09:21:13 UTC
Thank you! I had no idea where to even look.

I'll go ahead and use the sed hack for now and perhaps we need to drop this entirely when Python 3.12 lands in Fedora.

Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2023-03-14 09:46:37 UTC
FEDORA-2023-e48c084d77 has been submitted as an update to Fedora 39.

Comment 7 Fedora Update System 2023-03-14 09:49:41 UTC
FEDORA-2023-e48c084d77 has been pushed to the Fedora 39 stable repository.
If problem still persists, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 8 Fedora Update System 2023-03-14 09:56:25 UTC
FEDORA-2023-e2059d8df7 has been submitted as an update to Fedora 38.

Comment 9 Fedora Update System 2023-03-15 01:49:07 UTC
FEDORA-2023-e2059d8df7 has been pushed to the Fedora 38 testing repository.

You can provide feedback for this update here:

See also for more information on how to test updates.

Comment 10 Fedora Update System 2023-03-23 00:15:58 UTC
FEDORA-2023-e2059d8df7 has been pushed to the Fedora 38 stable repository.
If problem still persists, please make note of it in this bug report.

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