Bug 2155422 - libtdb fails to build with Python 3.12: missing distutils module
Summary: libtdb fails to build with Python 3.12: missing distutils module
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: libtdb
Version: rawhide
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Andreas Schneider
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
Blocks: PYTHON3.12
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Reported: 2022-12-21 08:36 UTC by Tomáš Hrnčiar
Modified: 2023-01-20 21:48 UTC (History)
11 users (show)

Fixed In Version: libtdb-1.4.8-1.fc38
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Last Closed: 2023-01-20 21:48:58 UTC
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Red Hat Issue Tracker SSSD-5516 0 None None None 2023-01-17 13:12:58 UTC

Description Tomáš Hrnčiar 2022-12-21 08:36:16 UTC
libtdb fails to build with Python 3.12.0a3.

The distutils module is unusable: install "python-devel"?

Remove the distutils package. It was deprecated in Python 3.10 by PEP 632 “Deprecate distutils module”. For projects still using distutils and cannot be updated to something else, the setuptools project can be installed: it still provides distutils. (Contributed by Victor Stinner in gh-92584.)

If your package is listed in [0], you may workaround this issue by BuildRequiring python-setuptools, note that adding such BuildRequires might however hide some transitive dependency problem, if the distutils import comes from a dependency.
Cooperation with upstream is recommended. Additional context [1].

[0] https://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/python-devel@lists.fedoraproject.org/message/6BHNAWHE7M5VY3YQVJLOYHLY4M7KIFFN/

[1] https://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/python-devel@lists.fedoraproject.org/thread/N6ITYHLRWIDNYNXGPYG2ZHF3ZLQWZN7L/



For the build logs, see:

For all our attempts to build libtdb with Python 3.12, see:

Testing and mass rebuild of packages is happening in copr. You can follow these instructions to test locally in mock if your package builds with Python 3.12:

Let us know here if you have any questions.

Python 3.12 is planned to be included in Fedora 39. To make that update smoother, we're building Fedora packages with all pre-releases of Python 3.12.
A build failure prevents us from testing all dependent packages (transitive [Build]Requires), so if this package is required a lot, it's important for us to get it fixed soon.
We'd appreciate help from the people who know this package best, but if you don't want to work on this now, let us know so we can try to work around it on our side.

Comment 1 Andreas Schneider 2022-12-21 16:00:42 UTC
I reported it at waf upstream:


Comment 2 Fedora Update System 2023-01-20 17:37:34 UTC
FEDORA-2023-39bd85a8ed has been submitted as an update to Fedora 38. https://bodhi.fedoraproject.org/updates/FEDORA-2023-39bd85a8ed

Comment 3 Fedora Update System 2023-01-20 21:48:58 UTC
FEDORA-2023-39bd85a8ed has been pushed to the Fedora 38 stable repository.
If problem still persists, please make note of it in this bug report.

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