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Bug 313451 - gnome-base/libglade: Verify and potentially improve Python-related code
Summary: gnome-base/libglade: Verify and potentially improve Python-related code
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All All
: High enhancement (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Linux Gnome Desktop Team
Keywords: InVCS
Depends on:
Blocks: 308257 313471
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Reported: 2010-04-06 17:03 UTC by Arfrever Frehtes Taifersar Arahesis (RETIRED)
Modified: 2010-11-08 22:44 UTC (History)
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Description Arfrever Frehtes Taifersar Arahesis (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2010-04-06 17:03:05 UTC
- If this package can be used as a library and installs Python modules
  (*.so or *.py) into site-packages directories, then consider supporting
  installation for multiple Python versions.
  Please read section "Types of packages" in documentation [1] to decide
  if this package can support installation for multiple Python versions.

- Ensure that the ebuilds do not use deprecated functions or variables.

- Please check if Python 3 is supported by this package. You can temporarily
  set Python 3 as main active version of Python to properly test if this
  package supports Python 3.

- If this package does not support Python 3:
  - Specify dependency on Python 2.
    You can use PYTHON_DEPEND helper variable, which should be set before
    inheriting of python eclass.
    Please read section "Specification of dependency on Python" in
    documentation [1].

  - If this package cannot support installation for multiple versions of
    Python, then set active version of Python using

  - Ensure that shebangs in installed scripts specify correct version of
    Python. If shebangs are too generic (e.g. '#!/usr/bin/python'), then you
    can use python_convert_shebangs() to convert shebangs.
    (Wrapper scripts generated by python_generate_wrapper_scripts() do not
    require any changes.)
    Please read section "Shebangs in installed scripts" in documentation [1].

  - To ensure that changes applied to the ebuilds are sufficient, please
    temporarily set Python 3 as main active version of Python and test if
    this package can be properly installed and if it works at run time.

Please see documentation [1] for more details.
Comment 1 Faustus 2010-10-24 21:55:01 UTC
I suggest removing the python dependency in libglade. libglade doesn't really use python, it just has some obscure script (libglade-convert) that converts *.glade files from old libglade versions.

Other packages have such perl/python scripts, too, yet they don't depend on perl/python. E.g.: gtk-builder-convert in x11-libs/gtk+.
Comment 2 Gilles Dartiguelongue (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2010-11-08 22:44:46 UTC
+  08 Nov 2010; Gilles Dartiguelongue <> libglade-2.6.4.ebuild:
+  Fix support for python interpreter not being python 2, bug #313451. Pin
+  glib and gtk+ to slot 2.

Should be fine now, please tell us if you want something more than current patch. Thanks for reporting.