[Python-Dev] Python and Linux Standard Base

Charalampos Stratakis cstratak at redhat.com
Wed Jun 27 09:18:24 EDT 2018

LSB (Linux Standard Base) is a set of standards defined from the Linux Foundation
for linux distributions [0][1] with the latest version (LSB 5.0) released on 3rd
of June, 2015.

Python is also mentioned there but the information is horribly outdated [2]. For example
here are the necessary modules that a python interpreter should include in an lsb compliant
system [3] and the minimum python version should be 2.4.2. Also the python3 interpreter
is never mentioned [4].

My question is, if there is any incentive to try and ask for modernization/amendment  of the standards?
I really doubt that any linux distro at that point can be considered lsb compliant at least from the
python side of things.

[0] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux_Standard_Base
[1] https://wiki.linuxfoundation.org/lsb/lsb-50
[2] https://refspecs.linuxfoundation.org/LSB_5.0.0/LSB-Languages/LSB-Languages/python.html
[3] https://refspecs.linuxfoundation.org/LSB_5.0.0/LSB-Languages/LSB-Languages/pymodules.html
[4] https://lsbbugs.linuxfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=3677

Charalampos Stratakis
Software Engineer
Python Maintenance Team, Red Hat

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