Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 807525
Add python3-requests subpackage to Fedora 16
Last modified: 2012-04-18 18:58:01 EDT
Upstream supports python-requests under all of the Python interpreters distributed in Fedora 16, yet there is no Python 3 version packaged as yet:
I'd like to see a python3-requests sub-package added to Fedora 16 and later.
Do note that requests.async, a sub-functionality of requests, requires python-gevent, which is not available for Python 3 yet. But the core functionality of requests is not impacted by this.
Rex Dieter has written a patch against python-requests.spec to add the sub package that I've tested locally and appears to work. I'll leave attaching it to him.
Created attachment 573217 [details]
Add a python3-requests subpackage to python-requests
Since Rex has gone to bed already I'm taking back my last comment and attaching his patch after all.
(In reply to comment #0)
> Rex Dieter has written a patch against python-requests.spec to add the sub
> package that I've tested locally and appears to work. I'll leave attaching it
> to him.
Thank you. I will update it as soon as possible!
Hi, I can offer to help update the package too if you don't have time today.
python-requests-0.10.6-3.fc17 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 17.
(In reply to comment #0)
> I'd like to see a python3-requests sub-package added to Fedora 16 and later.
Do you want python3-requests on Fedora 16 too?
Yes please, per subject of this report "Add python3-requests subpackage to Fedora 16" :)
(In reply to comment #6)
> Yes please, per subject of this report "Add python3-requests subpackage to
> Fedora 16" :)
Oh ok :-). But the version of requests i packaged for Fedora 16 is 0.6.6. It does not support PYTHON 3. I can push 0.10 for Fedora 16, but i will end up violating the update policy https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Updates_Policy. Any thoughts?
It's ultimately your call,
* if the new version risks changing or breaking existing setups
* if it's primarily for bugfixes
* what your users want and/or expect
if you're still uncomfortable rebasing to 0.10 on f16, I can help prepare a patch against 0.6.x too.
(In reply to comment #8)
> if you're still uncomfortable rebasing to 0.10 on f16, I can help prepare a
> patch against 0.6.x too.
Is it just the matter of patching the SPEC file or patching the code? I can patch the SPEC file. In case if it is code, i would definitely appreciate your help.
Just to add, I'd definitely love to see a 0.10 version for Python 3 on F16. I have a production app requiring it and am trying to cut down on unpackaged dependencies.
Maybe a workable compromise would be to keep Python 2 on 0.6 for F16, but package 0.10 for Python 3? Since it's a new package it can't violate the update policy.
While packaging python3-requests separately is an option, that way would be a bit more work too.
So, I'd advocate moving forward with merging the f17+ changes back to f16 and shipping 0.10 there too if at all possible. That assumes there are no known gotchas for end users doing a 0.6 -> 0.10 updgrade
Now, things are a bit more ok imo, since,
repoquery --whatrequires python-requests
is currently empty (for f16), so there's no risk of breaking other items shipped with fedora at least.
The 0.6 to 0.10 history does include some backwards-incompatible API changes, in particular request.content has become bytes-only and there is a new request.text with the Unicode-decoded response content. This does not necessarily break an app written against the old API, but it could.
However, I would argue to upgrade to 0.10 anyway:
* python-requests is still a young library. The first release was only a little over one year ago, and 0.6 to 0.10 took only four months. Realistically, people using python-requests are essentially early adopters who will be comfortable with how fast it is moving, and are likely to want a recent version.
* Now, early adopters are also more likely to use Python 3, making packaging the lib for Python 3 quite logical - and Python 3 support was added only in 0.10.1.
* Proper SSL certificate support was only added to python-requests in 0.8.8. I would argue that this speaks to the fact that 0.6 is essentially not production-ready and people are unlikely to be depending on its API and would prefer a newer version instead.
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 17 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing python-requests-0.10.6-3.fc17'
as soon as you are able to.
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python-requests-0.10.8-1.fc16 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 16.
python-requests-0.11.1-1.fc17 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 17.
python-requests-0.10.8-2.fc16 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 16.
python-requests-0.11.1-2.fc17 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 17.
python-requests-0.10.8-2.fc16 has been pushed to the Fedora 16 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
python-requests-0.11.1-2.fc17 has been pushed to the Fedora 17 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.