[ovs-dev] [PATCH v2] Add multi-column index support for the Python IDL

Raymond Burkholder ray at oneunified.net
Sat Apr 14 15:19:02 UTC 2018


On 04/13/2018 02:52 PM, Ben Pfaff wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 13, 2018 at 10:27:03AM -0500, Terry Wilson wrote:
>> One could argue that if if distro packaging is the issue, then distros
>> could patch in the simple try/except ImportError and add the
>> sortedcontainer code like I did above.
> 
> I'm quite sympathetic to that viewpoint--I think that OVS currently has
> far too much distro-specific stuff in it.  In the long run I'd like to
> drop the Debian and Red Hat and XenServer packaging from the tree.  As a

How would it work then, if, ..  I enjoy the fact that I can run Master, 
use the tools in the tree to build my Debian packages, and then install 
those packages on the machines where they need to be?

> Debian developer myself, I know that it's not actually helpful for
> upstream to provide packaging.

And if by upstream, you mean the distribution?  They can be quite behind 
at times.  Debian Stretch has 2.6, and nothing in Stretch-Backports. 
Buster does have 2.8 at the moment, but Buster can be very unstable for 
consistently building environments on demand.

> 
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