[Python-modules-team] Latest upgrade of Numpy breaks tests of other packages (Was: Bug#848758: python-skbio: FTBFS: Test failures)

Anton Gladky gladk at debian.org
Tue Dec 20 19:08:37 UTC 2016

2016-12-20 15:01 GMT+01:00 Sandro Tosi <morph at debian.org>:
>> it seems the recent upgrade of numpy has broken some tests in other
>> packages like for instance this one in python-skbio.  I wonder whether
>> you are either able to suggest patches to get the tests working with the
>> new interface of numpy again or whether it might be sensible to revert
>> the upgrade of python-numpy to the previous version considering that we
>> are quite close to the freeze.
> There is still a month to the freeze for the existing package, so
> let's not panic already. I'd suggest contacting the upstream of the
> projects with failing test and ask for support

I do support Andreas' statement and ask to revert numpy upload if patches
for the dependent packages are not available. We are too close to the freeze
to fix many new bugs and Christmas time will unlikely motivate upstream people
to fix new "numpy API". Semi-transitions should be avoided already.



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