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Bug 2107901 - Review Request: python-retry - Easy to use retry decorator
Summary: Review Request: python-retry - Easy to use retry decorator
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: Package Review
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Nobody's working on this, feel free to take it
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Whiteboard: Trivial
Depends On:
Blocks: fedora-neuro, NeuroFedora 2039280
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2022-07-17 13:29 UTC by Ben Beasley
Modified: 2022-07-25 16:53 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2022-07-25 16:53:24 UTC
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Github snakemake snakemake issues 1776 0 None open Switch `retry` dependency to `reretry`? 2022-07-22 16:27:07 UTC

Description Ben Beasley 2022-07-17 13:29:03 UTC
Spec URL:

Easy to use retry decorator.


  • No external dependency (stdlib only).
  • (Optionally) Preserve function signatures (pip install decorator).
  • Original traceback, easy to debug.

Fedora Account System Username: music

Koji scratch builds:

This package hasn’t been updated upstream in a long time, but it is simple (easy to fix if needed) and is still required by the latest version of snakemake (

Comment 1 Jeff 2022-07-21 22:08:03 UTC
A fork of this at has been updated for python3 (3.6, 3.7, 3.8, 3.9, 3.10) and is actively maintained. Last updated May 2022.

I would suggest that the build for fedora be based on the fork and not on the unmaintained original. retry was last updated ~6 years ago.

Comment 2 Ben Beasley 2022-07-22 16:27:07 UTC
(In reply to Jeff from comment #1)
> I would suggest that the build for fedora be based on the fork and not on
> the unmaintained original. retry was last updated ~6 years ago.

An interesting suggestion. I notice:

- The fork has a new name, so it would be python-reretry. In theory both the original and the fork could be packaged.
- Based on PyPI and GitHub statistics and Wheelodex reverse dependencies, the original is still much more popular (probably because it hasn’t yet broken on any of the new Python versions).

I think the fork looks promising, although it isn’t entirely clear whether it will collect the momentum of the original user base or whether it will remain maintained after the initial burst of activity in May 2022.

I’ve asked snakemake upstream if they would like to switch or not:

Still, I think I’m going to go ahead and submit python-reretry for review, and write the small patch for snakemake to use it.

Comment 3 Ben Beasley 2022-07-22 16:51:32 UTC
I’m going to keep this open for a little while in case snakemake upstream points out some reason not to use reretry, but my expectation is that I will close this review as NOTABUG and patch snakemake to use reretry, which is up for review as bug 2110001.

Comment 4 Ben Beasley 2022-07-25 16:53:24 UTC
Closing this. It can be reopened if it turns out there is some overwhelming reason to use the original retry over the reretry fork.

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