[python-committers] Official python-dev docker images

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Sat Dec 9 02:15:08 EST 2017

On 8 December 2017 at 13:14, Barry Warsaw <barry at python.org> wrote:
> On Dec 7, 2017, at 19:34, Christian Heimes <christian at python.org> wrote:
>> Shiny! You'll get extra bonus points for not running as root. :)
> Don’t forget, there’s a bug tracker you can submit requests to. <wink>
>> I'm curious, what is the reason of compiling CPython yourself? Ubuntu
>> has the deadsnakes project. Fedora has packages for Python 3.3, 3.4, and
>> 3.5.
> I really want clean builds of upstream tarball releases.  Debian/Ubuntu for sure, and I would bet Fedora too, has downstream deltas applied, so if something fails there, how do you know it’s because of your package or something the distro added?

Yeah, I'd advise the same: the CPython compatibility testing images
should provide unpatched builds. That way, checking against the
upstream builds becomes a first step in triage for problems
encountered with redistributor builds: if a problem only shows up in
the distro version, then distro specific patches would be the first
place to look.


P.S. This thread would probably be better located on python-dev :)

Nick Coghlan   |   ncoghlan at gmail.com   |   Brisbane, Australia

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