[openstack-dev] Requests + urllib3 + distro packages

Robert Collins robertc at robertcollins.net
Wed Oct 14 22:18:21 UTC 2015

On 15 October 2015 at 11:11, Thomas Goirand <zigo at debian.org> wrote:
> One major pain point is unfortunately something ridiculously easy to
> fix, but which nobody seems to care about: the long & short descriptions
> format. These are usually buried into the setup.py black magic, which by
> the way I feel is very unsafe (does PyPi actually execute "python
> setup.py" to find out about description texts? I hope they are running
> this in a sandbox...).
> Since everyone uses the fact that PyPi accepts RST format for the long
> description, there's nothing that can really easily fit the
> debian/control. Probably a rst2txt tool would help, but still, the long
> description would still be polluted with things like changelog, examples
> and such (damned, why people think it's the correct place to put that...).
> The only way I'd see to fix this situation, would be a PEP. This will
> probably take a decade to have everyone switching to a new correct way
> to write a long & short description...

Perhaps Debian (1 thing) should change, rather than trying to change
all the upstreams packaged in it (>20K) :)


Robert Collins <rbtcollins at hp.com>
Distinguished Technologist
HP Converged Cloud

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