Bug 985307 - Please add Python 3 subpackage to python-IPy
Summary: Please add Python 3 subpackage to python-IPy
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: python-IPy
Version: rawhide
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Matt Domsch
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2013-07-17 09:30 UTC by Bohuslav "Slavek" Kabrda
Modified: 2015-01-21 14:19 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Fixed In Version: python-IPy-0.81-9.fc21
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2015-01-21 14:19:13 UTC
Type: Bug

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Description Bohuslav "Slavek" Kabrda 2013-07-17 09:30:20 UTC
it seems that python-IPy is compatible with Python 3. Could you possibly add a python3 subpackage in Fedora?

Comment 1 Fedora End Of Life 2013-09-16 14:34:03 UTC
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 20 development cycle.
Changing version to '20'.

More information and reason for this action is here:

Comment 2 Miro Hrončok 2013-10-01 14:32:37 UTC
If you need any extra hand with this, feel free to use me :)

Comment 3 Miro Hrončok 2013-10-02 11:37:49 UTC
Hi, we would like to use Python 3 on the default installation instead of Python 2 on Fedora 22.

From that perspective, your package is considered as IMPORTANT - that means, is has to be updated to Python 3, for our intention come true.

The goal here is, that at least for F22 you should provide python3- prefixed subpackage.

Please, help use update to Python 3 flawlessly.

Check if upstream already support Python 3, if yes, use it and add te support to the package.

If upstream doesn't support Python 3 yet, encourage it to do so by sending patches and offering your help.

When upstream is dead or unwilling to support Python 3, you'll need to patch this package on Fedora level. Try to avoid this as much as you can, but use it, if it's the last option.

Chances are, that you ARE the upstream. In that case, everything is easier, just do it yourself.

There is a table on wiki, that should list your package. Chances are, that you can see an upstream link that covers the problem. Anyway, please update the table with information you know.


I offer my help with this task, so if you have no idea, how to work on this, or it is just not your priority, don't hesitate to ask for help.

(As you've already realized, this is a bulk text, so if something is not quite exact about your package, sorry for that, just ask)

Comment 4 Toshio Ernie Kuratomi 2013-10-02 22:10:36 UTC
Note: do not follow this piece of advice as it is against the Packaging Guidelines: "When upstream is dead or unwilling to support Python 3, you'll need to patch this package on Fedora level. Try to avoid this as much as you can, but use it, if it's the last option."

If you are in this situation, you'll essentially be forking upstream in order to produce a python3 port.  In that situation, the proper thing to do is to create a new package with the python3 port.  It would be even better to create the proper upstream infrastructure as well (new upstream scm and issue tracker) but that isn't 100% required by the guidelines.

Comment 5 Bohuslav "Slavek" Kabrda 2015-01-21 14:19:13 UTC
It seems that IPy now has a python3 subpackage (although it's named python-IPy-python3, not python3-IPy as it should). I'm closing this bug.

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