Hi Laszlo, Liming, Jaben and Dandan,

I found this is a Ubuntu18 bug. Refer to 

And Ubuntu fixed this bug via a Ubuntu18.04.1 update package which was 
published on 2018-08-09. Refer to 

While the latest Ubuntu 18.04 release (ubuntu-18.04.1-desktop-amd64.iso)  on 
http://releases.ubuntu.com/18.04/ was published on 2018-07-25.  So there is no 
distutils.util library on Ubuntu18.04 default installation. But I think it's 
clear that distutils.util is not *3rd party* python library. 

I have tried that the command "sudo apt upgrade"  can't fix this bug while the 
command "sudo apt-get install python3-distutils" works.


-----Original Message-----
From: Laszlo Ersek [mailto:ler...@redhat.com] 
Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 10:02 PM
To: Gao, Liming <liming....@intel.com>; Feng, Bob C <bob.c.f...@intel.com>; Bi, 
Dandan <dandan...@intel.com>
Cc: edk2-devel@lists.01.org
Subject: Re: [edk2] [Patch 0/3] BaseTools: Implement splitquoted function

On 02/12/19 14:33, Gao, Liming wrote:
> Laszlo:
>  To install python3-distutils should resolve this issue. I expect BaseTools 
> build functionality doesn't depend on the third party python lib.

I completely agree with your expectation, regarding *3rd party* python 
packages. We shouldn't expect developers to install packages from repositories 
that fall outside of their normal distro repos.

However, my understanding was that python3-distutils should be available as a 
normal (not 3rd party) component on Ubuntu 18. I think we can expect developers 
to install additional packages if those packages are readily available in their 
normal (distro-provided) repos.

> So, I suggest to check whether python3-distutils is the native python 
> library. If it is native python library, why Ubuntu18 doesn't include it. I 
> will work with Dandan to collect more information. 

Right, that's exactly what I'm asking for. Thank you very much!

>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Laszlo Ersek [mailto:ler...@redhat.com]
>> Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 8:24 PM
>> To: Feng, Bob C <bob.c.f...@intel.com>; Bi, Dandan 
>> <dandan...@intel.com>
>> Cc: edk2-devel@lists.01.org; Gao, Liming <liming....@intel.com>
>> Subject: Re: [edk2] [Patch 0/3] BaseTools: Implement splitquoted 
>> function
>> On 02/04/19 20:12, Laszlo Ersek wrote:
>>> On 02/03/19 06:55, Feng, Bob C wrote:
>>>> BZ: https://bugzilla.tianocore.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1509
>>>> On some Linux environment, there may be no distutils.util library 
>>>> for python3 that will cause build tool crash.
>>>> This patch implement distutils.util.split_quoted in BaseTools so 
>>>> that the Basetools will be independent with distutils.util library.
>>>> Feng, Bob C (3):
>>>>   BaseTools: Implement splitquoted function in Build tool
>>>>   BaseTools: Implement splitquoted function in UPT
>>>>   BaseTools: unit test for splitquoted function
>>>>  BaseTools/Source/Python/AutoGen/UniClassObject.py     | 50 
>>>> ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++----
>>>>  BaseTools/Source/Python/UPT/Library/UniClassObject.py | 47 
>>>> ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++---
>>>>  BaseTools/Tests/TestStringSplit.py                    | 38 
>>>> ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
>>>>  3 files changed, 128 insertions(+), 7 deletions(-)  create mode 
>>>> 100644 BaseTools/Tests/TestStringSplit.py
>>> Is this really necessary? BZ#1509 references Ubuntu18; however it 
>>> looks like the issue can be resolved by a simple package 
>>> installation on Ubuntu 18:
>>> https://superuser.com/questions/1319047/cant-install-virtual-interpr
>>> eter-in-pycharm-in-linux
>>> """
>>> sudo apt-get install python3-distutils """
>>> I'm not a Ubuntu user myself; so all I can do here (without 
>>> installing a
>>> Ubuntu18 VM) is check the Ubuntu package directory:
>>> https://packages.ubuntu.com/search?keywords=python3-distutils&search
>>> on=names&suite=all&section=all
>>> python3-distutils appears available for both "bionic (18.04LTS)" and 
>>> "cosmic (18.10)".
>>> Dandan, if you install python3-distutils, does that solve the issue for you?
>> I'd still like to get an answer to my question, before the series is pushed.
>> Thanks,
>> Laszlo

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