On Wed, Nov 30, 2016 at 2:53 PM, Tomas Orsava <tors...@redhat.com> wrote:
> On 11/30/2016 02:44 PM, Neal Gompa wrote:
>> On Wed, Nov 30, 2016 at 8:41 AM, Tomas Orsava <tors...@redhat.com> wrote:
>>> I don't think the depgen should be enabled by default, at least not in
>>> foreseeable future. IIRC it's not that well implemented—e.g. I believe it
>>> doesn't read requirements.txt for example (but I might be wrong).
>>> There will be a lot of cases where the generated requirements are
>>> incomplete, or contain unnecessary entries, etc. I think it should remain
>> According to various Python people, we're not actually supposed to
>> read requirements.txt. That file is explicitly designed for people to
>> individualized deployments. The proper place to get this information
>> is from the egg-info/dist-info data, which is what we read. The fact
>> that some people abuse requirements.txt and have it read in by their
>> setup.py is beside the point. Whatever the setup.py (thus
>> pip/easy_install/etc.) says it needs, the generator will dutifully
> The fact remains in too many cases it will need to be manually adjusted, it
> won't be foolproof.
> Therefore I argue it would be better for it to be an opt-in so that new
> packagers don't immediately have to jump in into debugging a depgen they
> have no clue how really works.
We'll see how it will go. we have depgen for pkgconfig, libraries,
etc. for many years and people don't go and debug it immediately, but
for many of packages it will help a lot. Anyhow, we'll see after
couple of releases.
Neal suggested to have:
in python.attr inside RPM.
I tested it and it just works once I specify `%global
pythondistdeps_enable 1` in spec. Can you help me to get this
included? With RPM part it's clear how to get this, but updating
guidelines and other stuff...
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