python-matplotlib is no longer provided by Red Hat in RHEL8. Can it be built for EPEL8 (preferably both python2-matplotlib and python3-matplotlib)
Will you maintain it?
Unfortunately I'm not really suited for it, I'm requesting packages on behalf of my userbase. I was hoping that the previous maintainer could do it...
There are couple of maintainers there. Some might do it. Who is interested can assign this bug to themselves. If there is a non-maintainer who would be interested, please let me know.
As a start, we need the following deps:
DEBUG util.py:585: BUILDSTDERR: No matching package to install: 'python3-cycler >= 0.10.0'
DEBUG util.py:585: BUILDSTDERR: No matching package to install: 'python3-kiwisolver'
DEBUG util.py:585: BUILDSTDERR: No matching package to install: 'python3-wxpython4'
although I suppose we could drop the wx backend for now. First two dep issues remain though. This also assumes dropping th qt4 backend.
I've submitted a build to epel8-playground that should be ready soon. Please test and give feedback here.
Could the python2 package also be built?
Please don't. Python 2 is no longer supported upstream.
Yeah I know. However python2 is still supported i RHEL 8, I have users planning to move their python2 code to RHEL8 first and then convert it to python3. But I understand that it complicates things since the python2 package hasnt been part of the build for a long time.
Also, if we add the package now, we would need to support it for a decade.
Once EPEL 8 has working modules (or does it already?) somebody can add a module with additional Python 2 packages and EOL it together with the RHEL 8 Python 2 module. But we shall not add Python 2 subpackages to existing Python packages.
I certainly have no interest in building matplotlib for python2. But thanks for the reminder on trying to get this pushed out...
python-matplotlib-3.0.3-3.el8 has been pushed to the Fedora EPEL 8 testing repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
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You can provide feedback for this update here: https://bodhi.fedoraproject.org/updates/FEDORA-EPEL-2020-4fe10de7d0
python-matplotlib-3.0.3-3.el8 has been pushed to the Fedora EPEL 8 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.