EPEL Python 3.4 for 7
orion at cora.nwra.com
Fri Apr 18 04:49:04 UTC 2014
On 01/21/2014 11:50 PM, Bohuslav Kabrda wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
>> On 01/15/2014 04:26 PM, Orion Poplawski wrote:
>>> On 01/15/2014 12:16 AM, Bohuslav Kabrda wrote:
>>>> Well a couple of other things would be needed beyond just
>>>> 1) Does providing python-3.4 mean that 3.4 will be the only python
>>>> provided by EPEL?
>>>> 2) If it doesn't then how are upgrades from 3.4 to 3.5 to 3.6 going to
>>>> Stephen J Smoogen.
>>>> Well the problem is that once you provide a build for EPEL, you shouldn't
>>>> really do major updates , so it seems we would be stuck with whatever
>>>> build for 10+ years. I don't like that very much. We could probably do
>>>> python3.4, python3.5 etc, but that'd probably require some modifications
>>>> dependency generators, etc... I'm not going to stay in anyones way to do
>>>> but I won't do it myself.
>>> Well, quite frankly, I think anyone expecting 10 years of support for EPEL
>>> packages is deluding themselves, some specific packages excepted. Users of
>>> EPEL are probably best served by upgrading to newer versions of EL as soon
>>> My recommendation would be to ship python 3.4 as a "normal" python3
>>> The python folks appear to be committed to providing 5 years of security
>>> for a release. This seems to be as long can be reasonably expected of
So, we're just about ready to have python3-3.4 built in rawhide. This
package builds fine in EPEL7 too. So, I'm proposing to build (and
hopefully with help from others) maintain python3-3.4 for EPEL. Other
- We could build a python34-3.4 which provides python3 = 3.4. This wou>>>
>>> Perhaps as time goes by, it may make sense to package a later python3.X
>>> version if people really want to.ld allow us to have multiple
versions concurrently and to conceivably eventually switch a later
version as the default. Not as easy to maintain as just another branch
of the python3 package though. And we could do a hard cut at some later
point with the python3 package method as well, so I'm not sure it buys
us much there either.
- I looks like RedHat has been producing python33 SCLs, and presumably
will produce a python34 SCL eventually. Do we care about this?
Personally I really want to simply be able to build my current Fedora
python packages on EPEL7 with python3 versions just as it is done in
Fedora and I don't think we can do with SCLs.
So, my preference is for the first and will start that soon unless there
is consensus for a different approach.
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