[Python-modules-team] Bug#767554: python-persistent and python-zodb: error when trying to install together

Arnaud Fontaine arnau at debian.org
Fri Nov 14 09:43:17 UTC 2014

Barry Warsaw <barry at debian.org> writes:

> On Nov 12, 2014, at 05:50 PM, Arnaud Fontaine wrote:
>>From upstream point  of view, ZODB3 (aka python-zodb in  Debian) used to
>>include persistent, BTrees,  ZODB and ZEO modules.  However, since ZODB3
>>3.11.0a1, upstream  has split it  up into  4 distinct packages  (one for
>>each module),  bump the version  to 4.0  and made ZODB3  a "metapackage"
>>depending on all of them.
> It looks like Debian still has zodb 3.9.7, right?

Unfortunately, yes.

>>As of  fixing this RC  bug for Jessie:  Among the four,  only persistent
>>package is currently available in Debian, so  there is no way to get rid
>>of  ZODB3 (at  least for  Jessie). Barry:  If persistent  >= 4.0  Debian
>>package is useful on  its own to anyone (and thus  should not be removed
>>From testing),  then can I  add a Conflict  on both packages  and upload
>>them to fix this bug?
> IIRC, I needed to update python-persistent for the Python 3 zope.component
> transition, as it's a build-dep.  There are no other reverse dependencies that
> I know of.
> I think a Conflicts is the right way to handle this for now, given where we
> are in the Jessie release cycle.  Arnaud, thanks for handling this!

If that's ok with you, I'm going to upload both packages to fix this bug:

* python-persistent:
  Conflicts: python-zodb (<< 3.11.0~)

* python-zodb:
  Conflicts: python-persistent

Arnaud Fontaine
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