Bob:
  So, this is OS issue. I prefer to update wiki page to describe how to resolve 
it. 

Thanks
Liming
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Feng, Bob C
>Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2019 10:51 AM
>To: Laszlo Ersek <ler...@redhat.com>; Gao, Liming <liming....@intel.com>;
>Bi, Dandan <dandan...@intel.com>; Carsey, Jaben <jaben.car...@intel.com>
>Cc: edk2-devel@lists.01.org
>Subject: RE: [edk2] [Patch 0/3] BaseTools: Implement splitquoted function
>
>Hi Laszlo, Liming, Jaben and Dandan,
>
>I found this is a Ubuntu18 bug. Refer to
>https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/fdroidserver/+bug/1762183
>
>And Ubuntu fixed this bug via a Ubuntu18.04.1 update package which was
>published on 2018-08-09. Refer to
>https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/fdroidserver/1.0.9-1~18.04.1
>
>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.
>
>Thanks,
>Bob
>
>-----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!
>Laszlo
>
>>> -----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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