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

Andreas Tille tille at debian.org
Wed Dec 21 13:48:42 UTC 2016

Hi Ole,

On Wed, Dec 21, 2016 at 02:05:57PM +0100, Ole Streicher wrote:
> On 21.12.2016 11:59, Andreas Tille wrote:
> > On Wed, Dec 21, 2016 at 11:40:16AM +0200, Adrian Bunk wrote:
> >> For python-skbio it is *really* time to panic *right now*.
> > Thanks for confirming that I was not actually panicing. ;-)
> While I agree in principle, I would like to remind the following as well:
> The current FTBFS mainly (as far as I can see) come from a change that
> was announced already two numpy versions ago: that numpy will refuse to
> accept floats as indices.
> The according functions are since then marked as "deprecated" and issue
> a warning. Numpy introduced this change with 1.11rc already, which was
> uploaded to Debian about 6 months ago. After it appears that many
> packages (als in Debian) have problems with this, they postponed it for
> another release -- which happens just now.

Thanks for the information.  However, you know that not all upstreams
are following these changes in a timely manner and not every maintainer
is following the changes of the reverse dependencies that closely.  In
any case we have a transition freeze and my point was *also* to check
whether there are other rdepends of Numpy.  I admit that python-skbio is
a low popcon package and if there are no other problems with the new
Numpy verision *and* the new version has large advantages over the old
one *and* is as RC candidate stable enough to go into Stretch its
probably not a big deal if we backport python-skbio.
> I am a bin angry here about unresponsive upstreams, which just ignore
> these changes as long as possible, and I am not sure whether we should
> ship Stretch with an outdated numpy release

As far as I can see the current stable is 1.11.2 the current target for
Stretch is just an RC candidate.

> (I am too lazy in the moment to support my statement with links; if you
> need, I will do so ofcourse)

I fully believe you without links. :-)

Kind regards



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