Hi, so for my first post to the list I am going to ask a somewhat lame
question. Apologies if this is not the right list -- clues welcome.
I am doing a deploy of a server written in Python3 on Ubuntu 14.04. (14.04
for various reasons that are uninteresting to the list but DevOps has
So my problem is that while my protocol stack spins up very nicely and
trivially easy using the twistd daemon, the standard python3-twisted
package for 14.04 is waaaay behind and doesn't include twistd (!), and I
haven't found a good backport. I'd also like to avoid doing things that
make life hard for DevOps, such as pip3 installing and risking a package
So some options:
- Is there a reliable backport of the python3-twisted package for 14.04?
Google is failing me on that one.
- All I need is the most basic twistd functionality. Perhaps I should spin
up my own by snarfing the code out of the twisted source repo. I can
package this with my stuff temporarily and get on with life. Clues to the
relevant parts of the repo welcome, I haven't poked around much in Twisted
sources so need a road map.
- Perhaps I should create my own backport for Ubuntu 14.04 of the current
python3-twisted .deb. (This is probably not the right list to ask, but I'm
happy to dereference a pointer.)
This is a short-term problem for me, we are transitioning to 16.04 soon,
but the process is driven by other parts of the software stack. So I don't
want to over-invest. I'm looking for a reasonable band-aid.