On 12/01/2016 02:42 PM, Neal Gompa wrote:
On Thu, Dec 1, 2016 at 8:36 AM, Igor Gnatenko <ignate...@redhat.com> wrote:
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...

This will also drastically simplify the work of tools like pyp2rpm,
since instead of having to do crazy processing of module names, it can
just use the appropriate pypi provides/requires. If the macro template
enables the requires generator, it won't even need to specify requires
at all, as they'll be generated from the wheel data anyway.

+1, ideally that'll leave us with only one automatic dependency generator.

Problems with upstreams getting setup.py wrong should be treated as upstream bugs and treated accordingly: reported as pull requests, or, as the last resort, by a Fedora-specific patch to setup.py.

CCing Michal from the pyp2rpm project, so that everyone knows he's aware of the discussion here.

Petr Viktorin
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