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Re: [opensuse-packaging] Re: Python packaging for Fedora/CentOS requires /usr/bin/python which doesn't exist
  • From: Neal Gompa <ngompa13@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 14 Aug 2017 16:54:30 -0400
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On Mon, Aug 14, 2017 at 4:50 PM, Kristoffer Grönlund <kgronlund@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
Neal Gompa <ngompa13@xxxxxxxxx> writes:

On Wed, Aug 9, 2017 at 12:20 PM, jan matejek <jmatejek@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
On 9.8.2017 12:25, Kristoffer Grönlund wrote:

I'm having a problem with packaging crmsh for RH distros on OBS: It
seems that the rpm packages end up requiring /usr/bin/python which does
not exist on those distributions:

I can't see any direct requirement in the spec file which would do this
other than requiring python itself.

You get automatic requirements on shebang interpreters, i.e., what is
listed after "#!" at start of
your script.

We're actually moving away from using /usr/bin/python. Would it help if you
changed it to
/usr/bin/python2 ?

For what it's worth, we're moving away from /usr/bin/python in Fedora
as well. We recommend using /usr/bin/python2 or /usr/bin/python3 for
the version of python it should be used with.

Thank you, your recommendations seems to have put me on the right
track. I managed to clean up the binary requirements, but something
weird is happening when I change the shebang to /usr/bin/python2: The
rpm ends up still depending on /usr/bin/python. Could it be because
/usr/bin/python2 is a symlink to /usr/bin/python in the build
environment or something like that?

Maybe. At least in RHEL/CentOS 7, /usr/bin/python is a symlink to
/usr/bin/python2, which is a symlink to /usr/bin/python2.7, so I doubt it.

You may have something somewhere still declaring "/usr/bin/python" or
"/usr/bin/env python" as a shebang.

Something is wrong if it's generating a dependency of /bin/python,
though. That means something is specifically setting "/bin/python" as
a shebang.

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