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Bug 2155032 - python-PyPDF2 fails to build with Python 3.12: ModuleNotFoundError: No module named 'distutils'
Summary: python-PyPDF2 fails to build with Python 3.12: ModuleNotFoundError: No modul...
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: python-PyPDF2
Version: rawhide
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Ranjan Maitra
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
: 2220095 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
Blocks: F39FTBFS F39FailsToInstall PYTHON3.12 2220321
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Reported: 2022-12-19 18:42 UTC by Tomáš Hrnčiar
Modified: 2023-11-11 04:25 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

Fixed In Version: python-PyPDF2-1.26.0-24.fc39
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Last Closed: 2023-07-13 14:54:55 UTC
Type: Bug

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Description Tomáš Hrnčiar 2022-12-19 18:42:55 UTC
python-PyPDF2 fails to build with Python 3.12.0a3.

+ /usr/bin/python3 build '--executable=/usr/bin/python3 -sP'
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/builddir/build/BUILD/PyPDF2-1.26.0/", line 3, in <module>
    from distutils.core import setup
ModuleNotFoundError: No module named 'distutils'

Remove the distutils package. It was deprecated in Python 3.10 by PEP 632 “Deprecate distutils module”. For projects still using distutils and cannot be updated to something else, the setuptools project can be installed: it still provides distutils. (Contributed by Victor Stinner in gh-92584.)

If your package is listed in [0], you may workaround this issue by BuildRequiring python-setuptools, note that adding such BuildRequires might however hide some transitive dependency problem, if the distutils import comes from a dependency.
Cooperation with upstream is recommended. Additional context [1].



For the build logs, see:

For all our attempts to build python-PyPDF2 with Python 3.12, see:

Testing and mass rebuild of packages is happening in copr. You can follow these instructions to test locally in mock if your package builds with Python 3.12:

Let us know here if you have any questions.

Python 3.12 is planned to be included in Fedora 39. To make that update smoother, we're building Fedora packages with all pre-releases of Python 3.12.
A build failure prevents us from testing all dependent packages (transitive [Build]Requires), so if this package is required a lot, it's important for us to get it fixed soon.
We'd appreciate help from the people who know this package best, but if you don't want to work on this now, let us know so we can try to work around it on our side.

Comment 1 Ben Cotton 2023-02-07 15:02:58 UTC
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora Linux 38 development cycle.
Changing version to 38.

Comment 2 Miro Hrončok 2023-07-13 12:36:32 UTC
*** Bug 2220095 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 3 Fedora Update System 2023-07-13 14:52:42 UTC
FEDORA-2023-8214b4c982 has been submitted as an update to Fedora 39.

Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2023-07-13 14:54:55 UTC
FEDORA-2023-8214b4c982 has been pushed to the Fedora 39 stable repository.
If problem still persists, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 5 Red Hat Bugzilla 2023-11-11 04:25:09 UTC
The needinfo request[s] on this closed bug have been removed as they have been unresolved for 120 days

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