On 9/18/14, 11:29 AM, "Clint Byrum" <cl...@fewbar.com> wrote:

>Excerpts from Donald Stufft's message of 2014-09-18 07:30:27 -0700:
>> > On Sep 18, 2014, at 10:18 AM, Clint Byrum <cl...@fewbar.com> wrote:
>> > 
>> > Excerpts from Donald Stufft's message of 2014-09-18 04:58:06 -0700:
>> >> 
>> >>> On Sep 18, 2014, at 7:54 AM, Thomas Goirand <z...@debian.org> wrote:
>> >>> 
>> >>>> 
>> >>>> Linux distributions are not the end be all of distribution models
>> >>>> they don’t get to dictate to upstream.
>> >>> 
>> >>> Well, distributions is where the final user is, and where software
>> >>> consumed. Our priority should be the end users.
>> >> 
>> >> 
>> >> Distributions are not the only place that people get their software
>> >> unless you think that the ~3 million downloads requests has received
>> >> on PyPI in the last 30 days are distributions downloading requests to
>> >> package in their OSs.
>> >> 
>> > 
>> > Do pypi users not also need to be able to detect and fix any versions
>> > of libraries they might have? If one has some virtualenvs with various
>> > libraries and apps installed and no --system-site-packages, one would
>> > probably still want to run 'pip freeze' in all of them and find out
>> > libraries are there and need to be fixed.
>> > 
>> > Anyway, generally security updates require a comprehensive strategy.
>> > One common comprehensive strategy is version assertion.
>> > 
>> > Vendoring complicates that immensely.
>> It doesn’t really matter. PyPI doesn’t dictate to projects who host
>>there what
>> that project is allowed to do except in some very broad circumstances.
>> or not requests *should* do this doesn't really have any bearing on what
>> Openstack should do to cope with it. The facts are that requests does
>>it, and
>> that people pulling things from PyPI is an actual platform that needs
>> about.
>> This leaves Openstack with a few reasonable/sane options:
>> 1) Decide that vendoring in requests is unacceptable to what Openstack
>>as a
>>    project is willing to support, and cease the use of requests.
>> 2) Decide that what requests offers is good enough that it outweighs
>>the fact
>>    that it vendors urllib3 and continue using it.
>There's also 3) fork requests, which is the democratic way to vote out
>an upstream that isn't supporting the needs of the masses.

Given requests’ download count, I have to doubt that OpenStack users
constitute the masses in this case.

>I don't think we're anywhere near there, but I wanted to make it clear
>there _is_ a more extreme option.
>> If the 2nd option is chosen, then doing anything but supporting the
>>fact that
>> requests vendors urllib3 within the code that openstack writes is
>>hurting the
>> users who fetch these projects from PyPI because you don't agree with
>>one of
>> the choices that requests makes. By all means do conditional imports to
>> the impact that the choice requests has made (and the one that
>>Openstack has
>> made to use requests) on downstream distributors, but unconditionally
>> from the top level urllib3 for use within requests is flat out wrong.
>> Obviously neither of these options excludes the choice to lean on
>>requests to
>> reverse this decision as well. However that is best done elsewhere as
>> person making that decision isn't a member of these mailing lists as
>>far as
>> I am aware.
>To be clear, I think we should keep using requests. But we should lend
>our influence upstream and explain that our users are required to deal
>with this in a way that perhaps hasn't been considered or given the
>appropriate priority.

It’s been considered several times. There have been multiple issues.
There’s more than just the one you linked to. The decision is highly
unlikely to change whether it’s coming from a group of people in OpenStack
or another distribution package maintainer.

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