Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1262991
Python package contains many patches that aren't upstreamed
Last modified: 2018-02-14 23:29:35 EST
We carry many many patches -- like, half of http://pkgs.fedoraproject.org/cgit/python.git/tree/python.spec is patches and comments about them. These should really be sent upstream.
Note that 2.7 is in extended maintenance mode upstream, which means minor features can't be added any more.
If the python3 version of the patch is already upstream, it's most likely not applicable for 2.7 (i.e. upstream has already seen it and decided it's py3 only).
So if anyone wants to take this, I'd recommend starting with the patches in python3: http://pkgs.fedoraproject.org/cgit/python3.git/tree/python3.spec
(note that py2/py3 patches are still synchronized)
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This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 24 development cycle.
Changing version to '24'.
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This issue still exists, but it's unlikely to be fixed until Python 2 goes away -- there are more important things to do around Python.
Still, if anyone would like to help upstreaming patches, feel free. I recommend focusing on Python 3, though.
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 27 development cycle.
Changing version to '27'.