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Bug 465876 - www-client/firefox-20.0.1 does something messy with Python
Summary: www-client/firefox-20.0.1 does something messy with Python
Status: RESOLVED OBSOLETE
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Mozilla Gentoo Team
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Reported: 2013-04-14 10:01 UTC by Michał Górny
Modified: 2017-08-26 17:56 UTC (History)
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Description Michał Górny archtester Gentoo Infrastructure gentoo-dev Security 2013-04-14 10:01:04 UTC
@Python, do we want stuff to use virtualenv like this? Doesn't that risk fetching deps from www?

checking for /usr/bin/python2.7... /usr/bin/python2.7
Creating Python environment
New python executable in /var/tmp/portage/www-client/firefox-20.0.1/work/mozilla-release/obj-x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu/_virtualenv/bin/python2.7
Also creating executable in /var/tmp/portage/www-client/firefox-20.0.1/work/mozilla-release/obj-x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu/_virtualenv/bin/python
Installing setuptools............done.
Installing pip...............done.
running build_ext
building '_psutil_linux' extension
creating build/temp.linux-x86_64-2.7
creating build/temp.linux-x86_64-2.7/psutil
x86_64-pc-linux-gnu-gcc -pthread -fPIC -I/usr/include/python2.7 -c psutil/_psutil_linux.c -o build/temp.linux-x86_64-2.7/psutil/_psutil_linux.o
creating build/lib.linux-x86_64-2.7
x86_64-pc-linux-gnu-gcc -pthread -shared build/temp.linux-x86_64-2.7/psutil/_psutil_linux.o -L/usr/lib64 -lpython2.7 -o build/lib.linux-x86_64-2.7/_psutil_linux.so
building '_psutil_posix' extension
x86_64-pc-linux-gnu-gcc -pthread -fPIC -I/usr/include/python2.7 -c psutil/_psutil_posix.c -o build/temp.linux-x86_64-2.7/psutil/_psutil_posix.o
x86_64-pc-linux-gnu-gcc -pthread -shared build/temp.linux-x86_64-2.7/psutil/_psutil_posix.o -L/usr/lib64 -lpython2.7 -o build/lib.linux-x86_64-2.7/_psutil_posix.so
copying build/lib.linux-x86_64-2.7/_psutil_linux.so -> 
copying build/lib.linux-x86_64-2.7/_psutil_posix.so ->
Comment 1 Rafał Mużyło 2013-04-14 13:34:19 UTC
Being collection of hacks on top of autoconf 2.13, upstream build system of (most of) mozilla family simply has to be a mess.

As gargantuan as those packages are, upstream is simply unwilling to take the effort needed to clean this up, as it would likely ended up rewriting this scheme from scratch.
Comment 2 Dirkjan Ochtman gentoo-dev 2013-04-14 17:24:35 UTC
Rafał, from reading upstream's blogs, it doesn't seem like they're "simply unwilling to take the effort needed to clean this up". Quite the contrary, they've been doing a bunch of stuff to make their build system faster and easier to use (though maybe less standard). I think they now use their own build tool, mach, which is written in Python, probably what they use the venv for.

IIRC, virtualenv doesn't necessarily mean that stuff gets installed from www, but I haven't used it a whole lot. Does anyone else know?
Comment 3 Rafał Mużyło 2013-04-14 18:42:31 UTC
@comment 2:
see 5000_fix-title-backspace.patch from firefox patches tarball - unless I'm missing something, this problem is caused by upstream using autoconf 2.13;
While an effort is indeed made, it's done by adding another layer of hacks.

Not that I can't see some of their point - it's enough to look at transition problems mesa had recently (chances are it's not completely done yet, a few corner cases might still linger). On that note: bug 428460.
Comment 4 Michał Górny archtester Gentoo Infrastructure gentoo-dev Security 2013-04-14 20:14:36 UTC
(In reply to comment #2)
> IIRC, virtualenv doesn't necessarily mean that stuff gets installed from
> www, but I haven't used it a whole lot. Does anyone else know?

Yes, I know. That's why I'd like someone who has a better idea about it or more free time to check this.
Comment 5 Matthew Thode ( prometheanfire ) archtester Gentoo Infrastructure gentoo-dev Security 2016-10-10 17:28:18 UTC
updates?
Comment 6 Jory A. Pratt gentoo-dev 2017-08-26 17:56:32 UTC
If you feel I have closed your bug and it is still a current issue, please reopen and update it completely. We will not work bugs that have no ebuild in tree any longer or can not be reproduced with a current system.

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