[Distutils] I need to create a customized Fedora live cd with Python applications on it

Manuel Amador (Rudd-O) rudd-o at rudd-o.com
Tue May 29 22:15:12 CEST 2007

Funny how the solutions you advocated were the exact same solutions I
advocated in the Fedora bugtracker months ago.

I switched to KUbuntu.  Thanks for the workaround tho.

Please do NOT choose option 2, there's no reason to bend over to Fedora
just because they're the second largest one, and there's no reason to
litter filesystems in other distros with *.pyo files.

Have a fantastic day, guys!

On mar, 2007-05-29 at 15:43 -0400, Phillip J. Eby wrote:
> At 02:10 PM 5/29/2007 -0400, Stanley A. Klein wrote:
> >I found a report on bugzilla.redhat.com, "Bug 236535 Processed:
> >brp-python-bytecompile does not work with bdist-rpm target" and am cc:'ing
> >the cc: list for that bug on this email.
> >
> >I posted a comment to that bug strongly urging the Fedora packaging people
> >and the Python packaging people to get their heads together and resolve
> >this issue.
> >
> >For the benefit of the people on the Fedora bug cc: list, a posting to the
> >Python distutils list that describes my problem can be found at
> >http://mail.python.org/pipermail/distutils-sig/2007-May/007639.html
> Hi Stanley.  I reviewed the notes on the bug; this definitely 
> explains why I haven't been able to reproduce your problem under 
> CentOS (which is where I was testing it).
> It looks to me like there are two possible long-term fixes:
> 1. The Fedora folks could fix brp-python-bytecompile to automatically 
> add the *.pyo files to the installed-files list (and adjust the 
> compilation location) to remove the error(s).  (I think this is the 
> best approach, as it ensures Fedora's policy is followed even for 
> user-built RPMs.)
> 2. I could change setuptools to always generate *.pyo files when 
> creating RPMs, or to have the option to do so -- and we'd also have 
> to change the distutils in Python.
> The big problem with option #2 is that even if it were considered a 
> bugfix for Python (which it *isn't*, since clearly the Fedora policy 
> change is what's breaking it), it would have to wait until a Python 
> 2.5.x release.  Is Fedora even *using* 2.5 yet?
> In the meantime, there is one workaround you can use with your 
> distutils package.  Add the following two lines to 'setup.cfg' in the 
> package root, adjacent to the 'setup.py' file:
> [install]
> optimize = 1
> This will force all RPM's built with the package to include *.pyo 
> files, which should then dodge the
> (By the way, *.pyo files actually aren't all that useless.  More 
> recent versions of Python actually do a few optimizations on the 
> generated bytecode, including things like constant folding, in 
> addition to removing "if __debug__:" blocks and "assert" statements.)
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