[PATCH] prereq-build: require python3-distutils
a.heider at gmail.com
Mon Aug 23 13:47:43 PDT 2021
thanks for merging the patch!
Can we also get this cherry-picked to the 21.02 branch, please?
Jeffery makes some good points as to why here:
I too can see that package backports could get unnecessarily painful in
the future without this in 21.02.
On 10/08/2021 12:22, Andre Heider wrote:
> Debian and Ubuntu ship a python3-minimal package which does not include
> the distutils module. This is not supported by upstream and can be
> considered a broken python distribution.
> In practice, many scripts depend on said module, and this is a reoccuring
> pain point for building various OpenWrt packages.
> Require and check for said module, enough time has been wasted on this.
> A list of just the most recent issues:
> Signed-off-by: Andre Heider <a.heider at gmail.com>
> include/prereq-build.mk | 4 ++++
> 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+)
> diff --git a/include/prereq-build.mk b/include/prereq-build.mk
> index 8fbf6f22c4..922e7c544b 100644
> --- a/include/prereq-build.mk
> +++ b/include/prereq-build.mk
> @@ -170,6 +170,10 @@ $(eval $(call SetupHostCommand,python3,Please install Python >= 3.6, \
> python3.6 -V 2>&1 | grep 'Python 3', \
> python3 -V 2>&1 | grep -E 'Python 3\.[6-9]\.?'))
> +$(eval $(call TestHostCommand,python3-distutils, \
> + Please install the Python3 distutils module, \
> + $(STAGING_DIR_HOST)/bin/python3 -c 'import distutils'))
> $(eval $(call SetupHostCommand,git,Please install Git (git-core) >= 220.127.116.11, \
> git --exec-path | xargs -I % -- grep -q -- --recursive %/git-submodule))
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