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Bug 2142058 - dumb-init fails to build with pytest 7.2.0 - problem with dependency on `py` package
Summary: dumb-init fails to build with pytest 7.2.0 - problem with dependency on `py` ...
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: dumb-init
Version: 38
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Artur Frenszek-Iwicki
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
Blocks: F38FTBFS F39FTBFS 2137514
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Reported: 2022-11-11 13:33 UTC by Lumír Balhar
Modified: 2023-08-03 06:05 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2023-08-03 06:05:19 UTC
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Description Lumír Balhar 2022-11-11 13:33:26 UTC
I'm testing an update of pytest to 7.2.0 and I've discovered that this package fails to build with it. The reason is a change related to `py` package.

`py` is an independent package developed by the same team as pytest and it has been bundled in pytest for quite some time. The `py` package itself is now in maintenance mode and pytest developers decided to bundle only a subset of its functionalities in pytest since version 7.2.0.

It seems that dumb-init needs some parts of `py` that are no longer available in pytest (including deprecated `py.test` itself). There are two possible solutions:

1. Drop dependency on `py`. That requires some coordination with upstream but it's generally a good idea long-term.
2. Add python3-py to build dependencies. `py` package installed from python3-py will have a higher priority than module bundled in pytest. This is a quick workaround but given the status of `py` project, it's only temporary.

If you want to, you can find the failed build in

Comment 1 Artur Frenszek-Iwicki 2022-11-12 02:01:11 UTC
Should be fixed by dumb-init-1.2.5-6.fc38.

Comment 2 Lumír Balhar 2022-11-23 12:20:40 UTC
Our plan is to ship the updated pytest during the next week. If you need any assistance from us, feel free to say so.

Comment 3 Ben Cotton 2023-02-07 15:11:09 UTC
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora Linux 38 development cycle.
Changing version to 38.

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