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From: "Michał Górny" <mgorny@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] [PATCH] install-qa-check.d: do not request DISTUTILS_USE_SETUPTOOLS=no
Date: Sun, 09 Jan 2022 08:22:39
In Reply to: [gentoo-dev] [PATCH] install-qa-check.d: do not request DISTUTILS_USE_SETUPTOOLS=no by "Michał Górny"
1 On Sun, 2022-01-09 at 09:15 +0100, Michał Górny wrote:
2 > The Python distutils deprecation is for real, and nowadays setuptools
3 > installs hacks that override distutils with their own bundled version.
4 > For this reason, the check no longer works reliably and even if it were,
5 > we will eventually be requiring setuptools on all Python packages.
6 > Avoid asking people to set DISTUTILS_USE_SETUPTOOLS=no; allow either
7 > "no" or "bdepend" for the time being.
8 >
10 To be clearer:
12 If you have setuptools-60+ installed (currently p.masked but not for
13 very long), the check will always detect setuptools and demand "bdepend"
14 from packages using pure distutils. With older setuptools, the current
15 version will demand "no" instead -- effectively two devs could get
16 conflicting demands.
18 This change prevents that by allowing "bdepend" or "no" with
19 setuptools<60. Setuptools 60+ will still demand "bdepend" and this is
20 where we'll all eventually end up.
22 --
23 Best regards,
24 Michał Górny