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[Python-Dev] Python and Linux Standard Base



----- Original Message -----
> From: "Antoine Pitrou" <solipsis at pitrou.net>
> To: python-dev at python.org
> Sent: Wednesday, June 27, 2018 3:42:53 PM
> Subject: Re: [Python-Dev] Python and Linux Standard Base
> 
> On Wed, 27 Jun 2018 09:18:24 -0400 (EDT)
> Charalampos Stratakis <cstratak at redhat.com> wrote:
> > 
> > My question is, if there is any incentive to try and ask for
> > modernization/amendment  of the standards?
> > I really doubt that any linux distro at that point can be considered lsb
> > compliant at least from the
> > python side of things.
> 
> One question: who maintains the LSB?
> 
> The fact that the Python portion was never updated may hint that nobody
> uses it...
> 
> Regards
> 
> Antoine.
> 
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That could definitely be the case here. I stumbled upon that when checking shebang requirements on Fedora
and apparently every distro has a sort of meta package that adheres to those standards. In Fedora's case [0].

I don't have a good answer on who maintains it or even how compliant some distros are, but I was wondering
if that topic came up beforehand and if any requirements were placed from either side.

[0] https://src.fedoraproject.org/rpms/redhat-lsb/blob/master/f/redhat-lsb.spec#_419


-- 
Regards,

Charalampos Stratakis
Software Engineer
Python Maintenance Team, Red Hat