There is no python3 version of websockify, trying to use websockify as a library from a Python3 module is not possible due to this variant of the package missing.
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Created attachment 1194115 [details]
Spec file patch to provide Python 3 subpackage
The attached spec file contains
- Python 3 subpackage,
- doc subpackage,
- correction in changelog because the original spec file contains this error:
$ rpmlint python-websockify.spec
python-websockify.spec: E: specfile-error warning: bogus date in %changelog: Thu Sep 10 2013 Nikola Đipanov <firstname.lastname@example.org> - 0.5.1-1
0 packages and 1 specfiles checked; 1 errors, 0 warnings.
I've noticed that you have placed the binary only in the Python 3 submodule. However, the Python guidelines specify that you should only package the Python 2 binary in the Python 2 submodule. (Unless the binaries differ in functionality, which I believe they don't in this case.)
To make sure that only the Python 2 binary is placed in /usr/bin, I refer you to the %install section of this type of package on Python RPM Porting Guide:
In addition, the man page should always be in the package(s) that contain binaries. Unlike docs, man pages don't take much space at all. Therefore in this case the man page should be in the Python 2 subpackage as well.
Now I'll have to eat a big piece of humble pie, because I was completely wrong.
In cases where only one binary is being packaged, it should indeed be the one for Python 3! I apologise Jan!
Nevertheless, please take a look at the link to the Python RPM Porting Guide, as the %install section should still be amended.
Created attachment 1194460 [details]
Updated spec file
thanks for your review. I made the correction related to man pages in the attached file. May I ask you to review the new spec file?
The man pages are now correct!
However, the %install section still needs to be amended so that we can be sure that only the Python 3 binary remains and the Python 2 binary is deleted:
Here's the relevant section of the Python RPM Porting guide:
Created attachment 1195327 [details]
Spec file patch to provide Python 3 subpackage
thanks for your review. I have made the adjustment that I forgot to include last time.
Looks good to me, Jan, thank you!
as this is a bit of a time sensitive issue, we would really appreciate if you could take a look at the patch as soon as possible.
If you are time constrained right now, I hope you won't mind if we do the review and push the changes ourselves in case you are unable.
> If you are time constrained right now, I hope you won't mind if we do the
> review and push the changes ourselves in case you are unable.
Please go ahead.