Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1323253
libvoikko: Provide a Python 3 subpackage
Last modified: 2018-08-03 15:19:22 EDT
Upstream, this software supports Python 3. Please provide a Python 3
package for Fedora.
According to the Python packaging guidelines , software must be
packaged for Python 3 if upstream supports it.
The guidelines give detailed information on how to do this, and even
provide an example spec file .
The current best practice is to provide subpackages for the two Python
versions (called "Common SRPM" in the guidelines). Alternatively, if
nothing depends on your Python2 package, you can just switch to Python 3
It's ok to do this in Rawhide only, however, it would be greatly
appreciated if you could push it to Fedora 24 as well.
If anything is unclear, or if you need any kind of assistance with the
porting, you can ask on IRC (#fedora-python on Freenode), or reply here.
We'll be happy to help!
Do you need any help adding Python 3 support to the RPM?
If you need more instructions, a [guide] for porting Python-based RPMs is available.
Sorry for the late answer, I have been quite inactive in Fedora lately.
Voikko has gone through major changes with the libvoikko 4.x release. With that release the python module will be Python 3 compatible. I will most probably switch to Python 3 in Rawhide when I get libvoikko 4.x built there. It will take some work, but I should be able to get it done by F25.
Thank you for taking the time! We will look forward to it!
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 25 development cycle.
Changing version to '25'.
Since libvoikko 4.x release, there indeed were some significant changes and Malaga backend (dictionary format 2) is no longer enabled, and is replaced by HFST (dictionary format 3) and Finnish VFST (dictionary format 5) .
This means that starting version 4.x, libvoikko no longer requires `malaga-suomi-voikko`, but instead will require `voikko-fi` dictionary (in VFST format). The problem is voikko-fi is not yet packaged for Fedora, and until it is, libvoikko can not be updated to 4.x and ported to Python 3.
Ville-Pekka, are there any plans to package voikko-fi so this is unblocked?
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(In reply to Ville-Pekka Vainio from comment #2)
> Sorry for the late answer, I have been quite inactive in Fedora lately.
> Voikko has gone through major changes with the libvoikko 4.x release. With
> that release the python module will be Python 3 compatible. I will most
> probably switch to Python 3 in Rawhide when I get libvoikko 4.x built there.
> It will take some work, but I should be able to get it done by F25.
This never happened.
Ville-Pekka, could you please orphan the package if you have no time to deal with it, to allow other interested parties to take over or let it be removed form Fedora?
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 28 development cycle.
Changing version to '28'.
Fixed in https://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/taskinfo?taskID=28820455