BuildRequires for 2to3(draft)

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BuildRequires for 2to3

If your specfile manually invokes /usr/bin/2to3, add an explicit build-time requirement on the /usr/bin/2to3 This is currently provided by the python-tools package, but might in the future be provided by the python3-tools package.

Remember to add it within the 0%{with_python3} conditional:

%if 0%{?with_python3}
BuildRequires:  /usr/bin/2to3
BuildRequires:  python3-setuptools, python3-devel
%endif # with_python3

You don't need to do this if you're using lib2to3 (e.g. implicitly using python-setuptools, a.k.a Distribute: we ship lib2to3 within the core python and python3 subpackages. Note however that in some cases the setup.py may need 2to3 to be run on it before it is valid Python 3 code).

Questions

  • Where to add this on the Python Guidelines page?