Re: python bump

Mikko Rapeli <mikko.rapeli@...>


On Tue, Nov 10, 2020 at 07:44:39PM +0100, Marek Belisko wrote:

I'm using poky release thud and would like to bump python3 to 3.8.x. I
took recipe from most recent poky version but I'm hitting issue with
e.g. meson build like:
Log data follows:
| DEBUG: Executing shell function do_configure
| Traceback (most recent call last):
| File "", line 25, in <module>
| from setuptools import setup
| ModuleNotFoundError: No module named 'setuptools'

Are there some other things I need to take care when want to bump python3?
When backporting changes, I find it better to cherry-pick the changes for e.g.
python3 update from master to the old branch that I have to use. In my case I can
not update anything which breaks ABIs on target images but can update all
development tools like python3. Often fixes and/or updates to components which
fail to build are also easy to find from master and cherry-pick, especially if you
don't need to build all recipes from poky but only a certain subset. Over
time this will make your local branch look horrible though, but at least
merges from stable branches will in most cases work, if they are still alive.

But like Alex said, using 3.1 dunfell LTS or 3.2 gatesgarth would be better.

Hope this helps,


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