Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1287566
Last modified: 2017-08-07 12:35:30 EDT
# Fixup distutils/unixccompiler.py to remove standard library path from rpath:
# Was Patch0 in ivazquez' python3000 specfile:
This patch removes LIBDIR from rpath if rpath contains it.
Interesting reading about rpath from debian:
Fedora packaging guidelines:
This check should be covered by rpmlint which MUST be run during the review so I propose to drop this patch.
I would recommend against dropping the patch. Since it's only removing LIBDIR, it's removing an rpath that should never be needed (the dynamic linker will try LIBDIR on its own, no need for an rpath to make it do so). The patch means that distutils does not add the unneeded rpath to any binaries it generates which is what that Debian page recommends (patch the build system). If we were to drop the patch, then package maintainers of C extensions would need to add boilerplate to their packages which strips the unnecessary rpath. Better to do that in a single place (the python package) if we can.
If you do decide to drop rpath, you should also coordinate updating all existing C extension packages to include the boilerplate removing rpath. Python packaging guidelines could also be updated to mention it (but not strictly necessary -- the rpath guidelines cover this... it would just be keeping the information in one place).
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 24 development cycle.
Changing version to '24'.
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I agree with Toshio's arguments and since Robert no longer wishes to pursue the issue, I'm closing this bug.