[Pkg-linaro-lava-devel] Bug#807999: Bug#807999: lava-server: Depends on depreciated python-django-south package

Brian May bam at debian.org
Tue Dec 15 09:42:43 UTC 2015

Neil Williams <codehelp at debian.org> writes:

> Please don't rush this particular removal. There are good reasons why
> packages might need to retain south support in some form until Xenial
> 16.04LTS has been released - or at least until the freeze in February.
> lava-server has had to drop support for Trusty upstream due to
> different (django) issues but it is premature to remove south from
> Debian at this stage.

This is Debian we are talking about, not Ubuntu...

> The next upstream release of lava-server is expected to drop support
> for south but this needs careful testing of upgrade paths for existing
> users.

You realize that django-south is already broken with the Django in
Debian right? As in it is not possible to do any south migrations with
the python-django-south and python-django packages in Debian. Some other
things might be broken too.

The suggested upgrade path by Django in Debian is to install
python-django-south and Django 1.6.x using pip in a virtualenv, and this
doesn't require it to be packaged in Debian.

I can't visualize any upgrade path that would require the package to be
still in Debian.

It is also possible to only load python-django-south only if Django <=
1.6 is installed, which makes sense because it use isn't supported for
anything more recent.
Brian May <bam at debian.org>

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