Bug 220693

Summary: mkhowto as included in python-tools will not work
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Jef Spaleta <jspaleta>
Component: pythonAssignee: James Antill <james.antill>
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX QA Contact: Brock Organ <borgan>
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Description Jef Spaleta 2006-12-23 10:23:36 UTC
Description of problem:

needs files in /usr/lib/python2.5/Doc/  which are not included in the python2.5
directory.  Consider including more of the python2.5/Doc/  filetree structure.
specifically the Doc/perl  subtree. 

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

Additional info:
I ran into this trying to fix pychart in extras-development.  mkhowto dies a
horrible horrible death unless you include atleast the perl subtree.

for example mkhowto defines
L2H_INIT_FILE = os.path.join(TOPDIR, "perl", "l2hinit.perl")
and l2hinit.perl should be located at /usr/lib/python2.5/Doc/perl/l2hinit.perl

Comment 1 José Matos 2008-01-10 19:00:02 UTC
The culprit seems to be version 2.4.3 where the changelog refers:

* Tue Jun 13 2006 Mihai Ibanescu <misa@xxxxxxxxx> - 2.4.3-8
- Only copying mkhowto from the Docs - we don't need perl dependencies from

The tools were created in version 2.4.3-6. Other than the bug cited #167468, 
there is also bug #177349 that cites pychart and pyx.

As it is to be expect I found this bug while updating pyx to version 0.10 and 
trying to build the documentation there. :-)

Notice that the dependency is unavoidable. mkhowto requires always the perl 
bits because main() calls Job and the call to the perl script is made in the 
Job __init__ constructor.

Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 02:31:29 UTC
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
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