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Bug 524018 - app-editors/gedit-3.12.2 - build system incorrectly determines pyexecdir
Summary: app-editors/gedit-3.12.2 - build system incorrectly determines pyexecdir
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: [OLD] GNOME (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Linux Gnome Desktop Team
Depends on:
Blocks: no-symlink-lib
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Reported: 2014-09-29 12:40 UTC by Alexander Tsoy
Modified: 2014-11-30 12:59 UTC (History)
0 users

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Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---

config.log (gedit-3.12.2-config.log,74.45 KB, text/plain)
2014-09-29 12:40 UTC, Alexander Tsoy

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Description Alexander Tsoy 2014-09-29 12:40:23 UTC
Created attachment 385734 [details]

gedit installs GI overrides under /usr/lib/python3.3 instead of /usr/lib64/python3.3. This can create problems on profiles with SYMLINK_LIB=no.

$ qlist app-editors/gedit-3.12.2 | grep 'lib[^/]*/python'

Related lines from config.log:

configure:16548: checking for python script directory
configure:16583: result: ${prefix}/lib64/python3.3/site-packages
configure:16592: checking for python extension module directory
configure:16627: result: ${exec_prefix}/lib/python3.3/site-packages

$ emerge --info gedit
Portage 2.2.8-r2 (hardened/linux/amd64, gcc-4.8.3, glibc-2.19-r1, 3.14.19-hardened x86_64)
                         System Settings
System uname: Linux-3.14.19-hardened-x86_64-Intel-R-_Pentium-R-_D_CPU_2.80GHz-with-gentoo-2.2
KiB Mem:     3335800 total,     39032 free
KiB Swap:    4194300 total,   4194180 free
Timestamp of tree: Mon, 29 Sep 2014 00:45:01 +0000
ld GNU ld (Gentoo 2.23.2 p1.0) 2.23.2
distcc 3.1 x86_64-pc-linux-gnu [disabled]
app-shells/bash:          4.2_p49
dev-java/java-config:     2.2.0
dev-lang/python:          2.7.7, 3.3.5-r1
dev-util/pkgconfig:       0.28-r1
sys-apps/baselayout:      2.2
sys-apps/openrc:          0.12.4
sys-apps/sandbox:         2.6-r1
sys-devel/autoconf:       2.13, 2.69
sys-devel/automake:       1.11.6, 1.12.6, 1.13.4
sys-devel/binutils:       2.23.2
sys-devel/gcc:            4.8.3
sys-devel/gcc-config:     1.7.3
sys-devel/libtool:        2.4.2-r1
sys-devel/make:           3.82-r4
sys-kernel/linux-headers: 3.13 (virtual/os-headers)
sys-libs/glibc:           2.19-r1
Repositories: gentoo crossdev puleglot local
CFLAGS="-O2 -march=nocona -mtune=nocona -pipe"
CONFIG_PROTECT="/etc /usr/share/easy-rsa /usr/share/gnupg/qualified.txt"
CONFIG_PROTECT_MASK="/etc/ca-certificates.conf /etc/dconf /etc/env.d /etc/fonts/fonts.conf /etc/gconf /etc/gentoo-release /etc/revdep-rebuild /etc/sandbox.d /etc/terminfo /etc/texmf/language.dat.d /etc/texmf/language.def.d /etc/texmf/updmap.d /etc/texmf/web2c"
CXXFLAGS="-O2 -march=nocona -mtune=nocona -pipe"
EMERGE_DEFAULT_OPTS="--with-bdeps=y --binpkg-respect-use=y --ask-enter-invalid"
FCFLAGS="-O2 -pipe"
FEATURES="assume-digests binpkg-logs buildsyspkg config-protect-if-modified distlocks ebuild-locks fixlafiles merge-sync news parallel-fetch preserve-libs protect-owned sandbox sfperms strict unknown-features-warn unmerge-logs unmerge-orphans userfetch userpriv usersandbox usersync webrsync-gpg xattr"
FFLAGS="-O2 -pipe"
LDFLAGS="-Wl,-O1 -Wl,--as-needed"
PORTAGE_RSYNC_OPTS="--recursive --links --safe-links --perms --times --omit-dir-times --compress --force --whole-file --delete --stats --human-readable --timeout=180 --exclude=/distfiles --exclude=/local --exclude=/packages"
PORTDIR_OVERLAY="/var/cache/portage/repos/crossdev /var/lib/layman/puleglot-overlay /usr/local/portage"
USE="X aac acl acpi aio alsa amd64 amr ape asyncns avahi bash-completion berkdb bluetooth bluray branding bzip2 cairo caps cdda cddb cdparanoia cdr cli colord cracklib crypt cryptsetup cups cxx dbus dconf device-mapper djvu dri dts dvd dvdr eds egl evo examples exif faac faad ffmpeg flac fontconfig fuse gdbm gif gnome gnome-keyring gnome-online-accounts gpm gstreamer gtk gtk3 hardened iconv icu idn ieee1394 introspection ipv6 jpeg jpeg2k justify libass libnotify libsamplerate libsecret lz4 lzma mac mad maildir mms mmx mmxext modules mp3 mp4 multilib musepack musicbrainz nautilus ncurses networkmanager nls nptl nptlonly ogg openal opengl openmp opus pam pax_kernel pcre perl pmu png policykit postscript pulseaudio python raw readline samba sasl session socialweb speex sse sse2 sse3 ssl startup-notification svg systemd tcpd theora tiff tls truetype udev unicode urandom usb vdpau vim-syntax vorbis vpx wavpack webp x264 xattr xfs xtpax xv xvid xz zlib" ABI_X86="64 32" ALSA_CARDS="ali5451 als4000 atiixp atiixp-modem bt87x ca0106 cmipci emu10k1x ens1370 ens1371 es1938 es1968 fm801 hda-intel intel8x0 intel8x0m maestro3 trident usb-audio via82xx via82xx-modem ymfpci" APACHE2_MODULES="authn_core authz_core socache_shmcb unixd actions alias auth_basic authn_alias authn_anon authn_dbm authn_default authn_file authz_dbm authz_default authz_groupfile authz_host authz_owner authz_user autoindex cache cgi cgid dav dav_fs dav_lock deflate dir disk_cache env expires ext_filter file_cache filter headers include info log_config logio mem_cache mime mime_magic negotiation rewrite setenvif speling status unique_id userdir usertrack vhost_alias" CALLIGRA_FEATURES="kexi words flow plan sheets stage tables krita karbon braindump author" CAMERAS="*" COLLECTD_PLUGINS="df interface irq load memory rrdtool swap syslog" ELIBC="glibc" GPSD_PROTOCOLS="ashtech aivdm earthmate evermore fv18 garmin garmintxt gpsclock itrax mtk3301 nmea ntrip navcom oceanserver oldstyle oncore rtcm104v2 rtcm104v3 sirf superstar2 timing tsip tripmate tnt ublox ubx" GRUB_PLATFORMS="pc" INPUT_DEVICES="evdev" KERNEL="linux" LCD_DEVICES="bayrad cfontz cfontz633 glk hd44780 lb216 lcdm001 mtxorb ncurses text" LIBREOFFICE_EXTENSIONS="presenter-console presenter-minimizer" LINGUAS="en ru" OFFICE_IMPLEMENTATION="libreoffice" PHP_TARGETS="php5-5" PYTHON_SINGLE_TARGET="python2_7" PYTHON_TARGETS="python2_7 python3_3" QEMU_SOFTMMU_TARGETS="aarch64 arm i386 mips mips64 mips64el mipsel ppc ppc64 ppcemb x86_64" RUBY_TARGETS="ruby19 ruby20" USERLAND="GNU" VIDEO_CARDS="radeon radeonsi intel modesetting vesa v4l" XTABLES_ADDONS="quota2 psd pknock lscan length2 ipv4options ipset ipp2p iface geoip fuzzy condition tee tarpit sysrq steal rawnat logmark ipmark dhcpmac delude chaos account"

                        Package Settings

app-editors/gedit-3.12.2 was built with the following:
USE="introspection python -spell -test -zeitgeist" ABI_X86="64" PYTHON_TARGETS="python3_3 -python3_2"
Comment 1 Alexandre Rostovtsev (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2014-09-29 13:02:05 UTC
Yes, this is a result of gedit relying on the standard AM_PATH_PYTHON macro that comes with autoconf and doesn't understand Gentoo's filesystem layout.

Another issue is that gedit claims to allow multiple python targets, but the build system clearly only supports one.

So to fix this properly, we probably have to give the gedit ebuild the same treatment as libxml2/libxslt.
Comment 2 Alexandre Rostovtsev (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2014-09-29 13:36:09 UTC
On second thought, since gedit loads its plugins from an un-versioned directory with no possibility of compiling for multiple python ABIs, it probably needs to use python-single-r1 eclass.
Comment 3 Alexandre Rostovtsev (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2014-09-29 14:32:08 UTC
After looking at this further, it seems that multiple python targets should be OK, since in python3, the .pyc/.pyo files are versioned.

+*gedit-3.12.2-r1 (29 Sep 2014)
+  29 Sep 2014; Alexandre Rostovtsev <>
+  -gedit-3.12.1.ebuild, +gedit-3.12.2-r1.ebuild:
+  Really allow multiple python targets for python plugins and install gi
+  overrides in the right place (bug #524018, thanks to Alexander Tsoy). Drop
+  old.
Comment 4 Rémi Cardona (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2014-11-30 12:59:40 UTC
@Alexandre (tetromino),

Michal and I did various fixes to libpeas and gedit. We found out that libpeas has only 2 python plugin loaders: one for py2 and one for py3. So Gedit (which only requests the py3 loader) only supports one python3 version.

Furthermore, Gedit's GI data is in a private directory, so the python bindings cannot work outside of a proper Gedit plugin.

(just a quick heads up if you ever look at gedit-3.14 and see that the ebuild doesn't look like the one you wrote :) )