Package Details: lektor 3.1.2-1

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Package Base: lektor
Description: A static content management system.
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Keywords: cms python static website
Licenses: BSD
Submitter: migerh
Maintainer: None
Last Packager: migerh
Votes: 7
Popularity: 0.020287
First Submitted: 2016-02-07 19:42
Last Updated: 2018-09-10 20:01

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migerh commented on 2019-03-31 18:12

Thank you for the reminder. I sent mails to mrxx, pekman and shadowkyogre. The first one answered but while I was waiting on an answer from pekan I completely forgot about this. Unfortunately, I don't have the time right now to fix this. So I will disown this package. Anyone who wants to get the packages ported to python3, here is my suggestion from last year I sent to mrxx, pekman and shadowkyogre. It might be outdated, especially with regards to dependencies.

Hi pekman, Hi mrxx,

I'm currently maintaining the lektor [1] package in the Arch User Repository. Lektor depends on the exifread python library. There are currently two packages related to that library that you maintain: exifread [2]: Provides the library as well as the application but only for python2 (although depends lists python3) exif-py [3]: Only wants to provide the application and thus depends on exifread and has to rename the application from to exif-py. Unfortunately, it doesn't work. There used to be two other packages which got deleted, the reasons are unknown to me: python-exifread / python2-exifread: Both provided the application and the library. If I wanted to use exifread with python2 I could install the exifread package. But if I wanted to use it with python3 right now I can't. Instead of just resurrecting the python(2)-exifread packages I wanted to discuss with you how we can clean up this situation.

Python library modules are supposed to be prefixed with python- for python3 libraries and python2- for python2 libraries. Python applications should not have any prefix. Since exifread is both, a library and an application I would suggest to split it into three packages (which could be provided by a single PKGBUILD): python2-exifread, contains only the library part, packaged for python2 python-exifread, contains only the library part, packaged for python3 exifread, depends on python-exifread and only provides in /usr/bin and the license file. exif-py should be deleted. Open issue here: The metamorphose2 package probably needs to be fixed to then depend on python2-exifread instead of exif-py (maintainer is shadowkyogre, see CC)

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mrxx agrees with me. neither pekman nor shadowkyogre ever replied.

cucullus commented on 2019-03-27 13:04

I beleive, that maintainer of exifread is inactive since 2015. You can request to disown exifread on mailinglist and fix it (s/python2/python/).

migerh commented on 2018-05-06 17:10

Thanks for the flag! Somehow I missed the release.

You are right, it is compatible with python3 and runs flawlessly but unfortunately the packaging situation around exifread is a little bit of a mess. There are currently two packages:

• exifread, which provides the library and application for python2 (while listing python3 as a dependency)

• exif-py, which depends on exifread and only provides the application, but renamed it to exif-py (instead of, because exifread already provides that…

There also used to be to packages python2-exifread and python-exifread which both provided the library and application as well but were removed for some reason. You can still check out the PKGBUILDS by cloning the python-exifread repo.

Let me first try to clean up this mess, then I'll switch this package to python3.

lowercase commented on 2018-05-06 11:24

As lektor is compatible with Python 3 it would make sense to default to this release.