|Summary:||Python 2.5 package in extras|
|Product:||[Fedora] Fedora||Reporter:||Eric Hopper <eric-bugs>|
|Component:||ipython||Assignee:||Shahms E. King <shahms>|
|Status:||CLOSED INSUFFICIENT_DATA||QA Contact:||Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>|
|Version:||rawhide||CC:||extras-qa, jeff, triage|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2008-05-07 00:56:25 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description Eric Hopper 2006-10-07 08:06:39 UTC
It would be nice to have a python25 package in extras that contained Python 2.5 but didn't change the standard system Python to from Python 2.4. Mostly because it would be really nice to have Python 2.5 around to play with an experiment with so that packages would work with Python 2.5 right away when it was included. A few of the support programs, like ipython might also be nice to have in Python 2.5 versions.
Comment 1 Eric Hopper 2006-10-07 08:07:58 UTC
This bug is actually a feature request, and not really a bug.
Comment 2 Jeffrey C. Ollie 2007-01-16 14:26:02 UTC
Python 2.5 has been in rawhide for several weeks now and will be a part of Fedora 7 - is there any reason to keep this bug report open?
Comment 3 Eric Hopper 2007-01-16 15:41:43 UTC
Well, it would still be nice to have python 2.5 in package form for FC 6. Fedora relies heavily on Python, and it makes sense for them to stick to slightly older versions, especially when the newest version is released right around the time the distro is going out the door. But in the case of very base tools like programming languages and such, it would be nice to have packages that had the newer version for people who need or want to use them. A way to sort of tweak parts of a stable environment forward for just the tools you want. I wouldn't want to install the rawhide versions of Python because there are so many Fedora scripts that rely on Python that I'd be really worried about breaking something that I didn't want to futz with. It's problem is that it replaces the distro-tested Python version rather than providing the new version along side the old version.
Comment 4 Bug Zapper 2008-04-03 18:27:44 UTC
Based on the date this bug was created, it appears to have been reported against rawhide during the development of a Fedora release that is no longer maintained. In order to refocus our efforts as a project we are flagging all of the open bugs for releases which are no longer maintained. If this bug remains in NEEDINFO thirty (30) days from now, we will automatically close it. If you can reproduce this bug in a maintained Fedora version (7, 8, or rawhide), please change this bug to the respective version and change the status to ASSIGNED. (If you're unable to change the bug's version or status, add a comment to the bug and someone will change it for you.) Thanks for your help, and we apologize again that we haven't handled these issues to this point. The process we're following is outlined here: http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/BugZappers/F9CleanUp We will be following the process here: http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/BugZappers/HouseKeeping to ensure this doesn't happen again.
Comment 5 Bug Zapper 2008-05-07 00:56:24 UTC
This bug has been in NEEDINFO for more than 30 days since feedback was first requested. As a result we are closing it. If you can reproduce this bug in the future against a maintained Fedora version please feel free to reopen it against that version. The process we're following is outlined here: http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/BugZappers/F9CleanUp