Re: Removing /usr/bin/nosetests-3.x scripts
Hi Barry (2013.02.22_15:38:46_+0200)
> >As discussed yesterday on IRC, nose's /usr/bin/nosetests-3.x scripts are
> >broken (provided only for python3 version(s) that was/were default on
> >build time)
> Sorry, can you please provide more detail for folks who were not participating
> in the IRC discussion? Is there no better way to provide nosetests-X.Y
> scripts with the proper shebang lines for all supported Python versions?
Our options were:
1. Status quo: Provide a nosetests-3.X script for the default version at
- This potentially breaks unit tests if there are two supported 3.x
2. Drop all nosetsts-3.X scripts.
- Maintainers who were aware of the problems with 1 had to manually
call python3.X /usr/bin/nostests3 anyway, so this doesn't cause
them any harm.
- Don't accidentally end up with dependencies on all python3.Xs
- Maintainers who weren't needed their packages patched.
3. Apply a messy patch to generate scripts based on py3verions -s at
- It's ugly as hell
- Have to do a sourceful upload for each python3 supported versions
- Will accidentally end up with dependencies on all python3.Xs
4. Use .rtinstall, .rtremove, postinst, and prerm scripts to maintain
all the nosetsets-3.X scripts (pytest does this)
- No accidental dependencies on all python3.Xs
- You are creating and deleting things in /usr/bin in maintainer
scripts - this made some people cringe.
2 seemed better than 1, and was dead easy.
Given the fairly low number of packages using python3-nose, fixing them
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