[Buildroot] [PATCH 1/2] package/python3-setuptools: new package

Asaf Kahlon asafka7 at gmail.com
Sun Dec 30 18:15:17 UTC 2018


On Sun, Dec 30, 2018 at 3:24 PM Thomas Petazzoni
<thomas.petazzoni at bootlin.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> On Sun, 30 Dec 2018 06:10:04 -0600, James Hilliard wrote:
> > > Could you instead test if those patches also work for you ?
> > Looks good, I was able to successfully do a clean build with my meson
> > version bump patch on top.
> Thanks for the confirmation. Do you know what changed in Meson that
> makes it *require* setuptools? As I explained in the cover letter of my
> Python 3 Setuptools series, meson (at least in the version we currently
> have in Buildroot) uses setuptools if available, and otherwise falls
> back to distutils, which is why it has been working well so far without
> a python3-setuptools package.

I don't heavily use the meson build system, but after looking at the
history of setup.py in the official repository,
I found the commit which made the change. At the commit message they
stated that:
"This gives us a consistent experience and a simpler setup across all
operating systems. Setuptools is available everywhere these days."
The change is relevant since 0.48.
> Best regards,
> Thomas
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> Thomas Petazzoni, CTO, Bootlin
> Embedded Linux and Kernel engineering
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