Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 498618
Request to bump Cheetah versions for all Fedora/EPEL
Last modified: 2017-04-06 06:30:54 EDT
Description of problem:
I had a user hit this Cheetah problem: http://www.nabble.com/module.__init__()-argument-1-must-be-string,-not-unicode-td15925945.html and found out that the version we have in EPEL (and Fedora 10) is 2.0.1, last released in 2007.
As we know from the mailing list, the maintainer is basically AWOL, and while he has replied to the mailing list, has not shown a good history of doing releases.
Someone else has stepped up though and put out new versions with bugfixes:
From this, I think we should move to the new versions.
> <Tuju> does the 2.0 --> 2.2.x break the api?
> <rtyler> 2.2 should be compat with 2.0
> <Tuju> so having update in rhel would not break everything for everybody who have used it?
> <rtyler> yeh, should be
> <rtyler> this biggest change is in terms of the unicode support
I'm not saying either way about upgrading, but rtyler has tried to convince me that it's a good idea and should be done. Making stuff for rhel that uses cheetah is anyway bound to use whatever is shipped and getting support from upstream is bit harder with older (two years) version.
Fedora EPEL 5 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2017-03-31. Fedora EPEL 5
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