python-django update to Django-1.6

Simo Sorce simo at
Tue Nov 26 13:34:50 UTC 2013

On Tue, 2013-11-26 at 12:02 +0100, Matthias Runge wrote:
> On 11/25/2013 06:51 PM, Simo Sorce wrote:
> > On Mon, 2013-11-25 at 11:24 -0500, Stephen Gallagher wrote:
> >>>
> >>
> >> This is kind of why I keep coming back to: "Why do we have
> >> python-django at all?" I don't really see any reason why we shouldn't
> >> kill off the python-django package and just carry 'python-django15'
> >> and 'python-django16' packages with a conflict.
> >>
> >> The number of incompatibilities between releases is such that I don't
> >> think we really want to be forcing upgrades on other packages at all.
> >> We should just be carrying whichever two versions are supported by
> >> upstream at any given time. Upstream is very good about maintaining
> >> bugfixes and security fixes in both supported streams.
> > 
> > +1 by changing version the current way, the only ting we can guarantee
> > is a lot of broken packages all the time.
> > 
> I see your points here and thank you for the feedback!
> From my experience, it was just a pain to have python-django14 and
> python-django[1]. Introducing one or two other packages python-django15
> and python-django16 will make it more difficult for users to update
> django. How should packages require Django? Just require python-django?
> Sadly, yum can not handle that properly[1].
> When dropping python-django as provides/requires, we'd have the
> situation packages will require a specific version. That's rather
> unfortunate, because combination of packages requiring some other
> python-django-foo package might require a different django version.
> At least for OpenStack Horizon I can say, we're up to fix compatibility
> issues with Django-1.6 upstream.
> Matthias
> [1]

Packages should require the latest version they work with.
If some package is really awesome and supports multiple versions I guess
it could support a generic python-django.

It's ok if 2 packages become incompatible this way, they wouldn't work
anyway with the wrong version of django.


Simo Sorce * Red Hat, Inc * New York

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