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Bug 737384 - dev-util/rpmdevtools: need py3.7, 3.8 port
Summary: dev-util/rpmdevtools: need py3.7, 3.8 port
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Michael Palimaka (kensington)
Depends on:
Blocks: python3.7-compat
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Reported: 2020-08-16 09:45 UTC by Michał Górny
Modified: 2020-09-06 09:44 UTC (History)
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Description Michał Górny archtester Gentoo Infrastructure gentoo-dev Security 2020-08-16 09:45:53 UTC
The packages are stuck on py3.6 which means they will be pain once we switch to 3.7.  Please test them on 3.7 *and* 3.8 (so we don't to revisit this in a few months), and update PYTHON_COMPAT appropriately.  If it doesn't work, please either fix it, remove Python or issue last rites.  Please consider this urgent.
Comment 1 Michael Lawrence 2020-08-29 19:19:15 UTC

my rpm has 3.7 

with some surgery and repoman to fix manifest... 


could just fork to version-r-N with a fix.. thanks.

Comment 2 Michael Lawrence 2020-08-29 19:28:41 UTC
I've use rpmdev to pack kernels for arm64 SBC's 

as its quite useful ie Rock64pro rpi4 , etc , can diff wanted configs to 
sbc-defconfigs  +zfs as module or etc gentoo-pkg wants config-mods.. 
>> tweeked sbc-X-config for varrious devices gentoo-kernel-rpi4.rpm or -pinebook-pro etc.. 

ie 8 gig rpi4 , can move kernel rpm2tgz2 gentoo-kernel as bin kernel.. to usb etc and hopefully soon test if boots on devices..  

the xz-bin pkg builder dies but some reason the rpm-binpkg or rpm kernel builder works. 

thus with flipping python 3_6 to 3_7 fixes it to force build in this useful scenario.
Comment 3 Michał Górny archtester Gentoo Infrastructure gentoo-dev Security 2020-09-01 10:53:49 UTC
Comment 4 Larry the Git Cow gentoo-dev 2020-09-06 09:44:35 UTC
The bug has been closed via the following commit(s):

commit c5e768e6051e3b5929d58d7b5ae467bf7adb2c35
Author:     Michael Palimaka <>
AuthorDate: 2020-09-06 09:43:01 +0000
Commit:     Michael Palimaka <>
CommitDate: 2020-09-06 09:44:24 +0000

    dev-util/rpmdevtools: add python 3.7/3.8 support
    Package-Manager: Portage-3.0.4, Repoman-3.0.1
    Signed-off-by: Michael Palimaka <>

 dev-util/rpmdevtools/rpmdevtools-8.10-r2.ebuild | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)