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From: "Michał Górny" <mgorny@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] Why adding python3_8 to Gentoo sucks?
Date: Fri, 15 Nov 2019 08:05:56
In Reply to: [gentoo-dev] Why adding python3_8 to Gentoo sucks? by "Michał Górny"
1 On Wed, 2019-11-13 at 22:16 +0100, Michał Górny wrote:
2 > I'd like to share my frustration at the state of Python in general,
3 > and Python packages in Gentoo. So I'd like to 'bootstrap' python3_8 --
4 > that is, add it to the most common dependency, dev-python/setuptools.
5 > Simple thing, right?
6 >
8 Well, it turned out that things are worse than I anticipated.
9 I expected *some* minor test breakage. What we have instead is packages
10 being so broken that they break a lot of other packages.
12 So I went with plan B instead: I'll do as much testing locally
13 as possible, and add py3.8 when I manage to get the tests on the package
14 in question working, independently of the testing of all deep test deps.
15 This will mean that some packages will have tests disabled temporarily
16 for end users.
18 This means we've got dev-python/setuptools with py3.8 now, and we can
19 start slowly testing everything. As the depgraph grows, we'll be able
20 to reenable tests everywhere.
22 I will also probably start removing either complete py2 support, or some
23 of its features (e.g. docs) whenever it causes trouble. Given that both
24 dev-python/sphinx (primary doc building tool) and dev-python/pytest (one
25 of the most common test runners) no longer support py2, we're in a big
26 mess.
29 --
30 Best regards,
31 Michał Górny


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Re: [gentoo-dev] Why adding python3_8 to Gentoo sucks? Rich Freeman <rich0@g.o>
Re: [gentoo-dev] Why adding python3_8 to Gentoo sucks? "Michał Górny" <mgorny@g.o>