Re: RFC: Python minimization in Fedora
by Zbigniew Jędrzejewski-Szmek
On Thu, Jan 16, 2020 at 03:36:11PM +0100, Nicolas Mailhot via devel wrote:
> Le 2020-01-16 15:10, Felix Schwarz a écrit :
> >Am 16.01.20 um 13:37 schrieb Nicolas Mailhot via devel:
> >>If we start messing with the Python tree it would be nice to put
> >>each shared
> >>python component in a separate zip/xz/whatever, and allow
> >>versioning those
> >>(ie use the highest semver zip present unless the code
> >>explicitely requests
> >>another version, and this version is available on the filesystem)
> >>That would heal the breach between venv users and Fedora/rpm.
> >>We’re alienating
> >>a lot of users, because un-versioned python components, do not
> >>permit the
> >>version divergence, some third party software requires
> >Could you give a specific example? Even though my $DAYJOB is
> >mostly about
> >working with Python I don't have a clue which "un-versioned python
> >you are referring to.
> Right now we (in Fedora) deploy things like
> That means only one something may exist on-disk at a given time.
> Python users workaround this with venvs and blame rpm and Fedora for
> making a single something possible.
> Accommodating component versioning would mean deploying
This path includes xx, which contains the major and minor numbers. So
adding "semver" would only allow accommodating different patch levels.
Would that be useful? Different patch levels are supposed to be about
bug fix only changes, so there's usually very little reason to carry
anything except the latest one for any specific major.minor combination.