The sphinx.util.compat for Directive stuff was deprecated in the
recent Sphinx version, and now we get a build error.

Let's import from the new place, docutils.parsers.rst, while keeping
the old sphinx.util.compat as fallback.

Signed-off-by: Takashi Iwai <>
v1->v2: Change the fallback order as Matthew suggested, the new one at first

 Documentation/sphinx/ | 5 ++++-
 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/Documentation/sphinx/ 
index 39aa9e8697cc..34396976eb0a 100644
--- a/Documentation/sphinx/
+++ b/Documentation/sphinx/
@@ -37,7 +37,10 @@ import glob
 from docutils import nodes, statemachine
 from docutils.statemachine import ViewList
 from docutils.parsers.rst import directives
-from sphinx.util.compat import Directive
+    from docutils.parsers.rst import directives, Directive
+except ImportError:
+    from sphinx.util.compat import Directive
 from sphinx.ext.autodoc import AutodocReporter
 __version__  = '1.0'

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