On Wed, Aug 09, 2017 at 11:04:06AM -0400, R P Herrold wrote:
> On Tue, 8 Aug 2017, Zbigniew Jędrzejewski-Szmek wrote:
> > Hello Fedora Python package maintainers!
> > This is an announcement of a mass package renaming:
> > Python 2 binary packages will be renamed to python2-*.
> > List 1. for those packages which will be taken care of by the mass remaining
> > Patches: https://in.waw.pl/~zbyszek/fedora/pyrename/
> Looking at a sample patch file, it apperas that more than a
> replacement is being done 
Right. A simple replacement like that wouldn't be backwards compatible:
at the very least it would break dependent packages and violate packaging
guidelines for Python.
> The patch in question also contains 'tampering' with the
> %description stanza:
> -ATpy is a high-level Python package providing a way to manipulate tables of
> -astronomical data in a uniform way. It provides built-in support for NumPy
> -recarrays and common astronomical file/database formats (FITS, VO, HDF5,
> +%global _description\
> +ATpy is a high-level Python package providing a way to manipulate tables of\
> +astronomical data in a uniform way. It provides built-in support for NumPy\
> +recarrays and common astronomical file/database formats (FITS, VO, HDF5,\
> and ASCII tables) with a very simple API.
> +%description %_description
> ... this does not seem 'low risk', as substitutions happen
> form many fields. It is also not mentioned in your post
When a subpackage is added, a new %description is always required.
So this is implied by "a new subpackage is added".
A lot of effort was put into making the patches minimalistic, so they
should resemble what a human would do when updating the spec file.
> Who shall be expected to repair FTB's after the patch?
No FTBs are expected. I'll rebuild all packages locally before
pushing and I'll fix any breakage caused by my changes.
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