[Gluster-devel] Python3 build process

Kaleb S. KEITHLEY kkeithle at redhat.com
Thu Sep 27 13:13:48 UTC 2018

On 9/27/18 8:57 AM, Kaleb S. KEITHLEY wrote:
> On 9/27/18 8:40 AM, Shyam Ranganathan wrote:
>> On 09/27/2018 08:07 AM, Kaleb S. KEITHLEY wrote:
>>>> The thought is,
>>>> - Add a configure option "--enable-py-version-correction" to configure,
>>>> that is disabled by default
>>> "correction" implies there's something that's incorrect. How about
>>> "conversion" or perhaps just --enable-python2
>> I would not like to go with --enable-python2 as that implies it is an
>> conscious choice with the understanding that py2 is on the box. Given
>> the current ability to detect and hence correct the python shebangs, I
>> would think we should retain it as a more detect and modify the shebangs
>> option name. (I am looking at this more as an option that does the right
>> thing implicitly than someone/tool using this checking explicitly, which
>> can mean different things to different people, if that makes sense)
>> Now "correction" seems like an overkill, maybe "conversion"?
> I guess I don't really care what the option is called.
> The only conversion is _to_ python2 and the only place it ever _needs_
> to be done is RHEL < 8 and eventually CentOS < 8.

            that s/b ... and CentOS (eventually CentOS < 8).

> (You could argue that python3 -> python3 is a conversion.) Are you
> saying that if you do `./configure --enable-py-version-conversion` on,
> e.g. a Fedora < 30 box, that the shebangs will still be
> #!/usr/bin/python3 because python3 is on the box? I think that would be
> surprising.
> I can imagine that someone might want to convert them on Fedora < 30 and
> Debian/Ubuntu/etc because they want to _test_ that the python bits still
> work with python2. (Or they actually want to use python2 over python3
> for some reason.)
> --
> Kaleb
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