Re: [PATCH 00/19] Python PEP-517: build wheels and installw with pip

Oleksiy Obitotskyy


Seems that python changes cause build fail


From: openembedded-core@... <openembedded-core@...> on behalf of Tim Orling <ticotimo@...>
Sent: Monday, February 21, 2022 03:27
To: openembedded-core@...
Subject: [OE-core] [PATCH 00/19] Python PEP-517: build wheels and installw with pip

Upstream Python is moving to pyproject.toml rather than and
wheels rather than eggs. The main place this is documented is in
PEP-517[1]. Installing packages with install is deprecated.

We have a choice with the 'kirkstone' LTS release of introducing this
series (and fixing any fall out during the stabilization period) or
living with deprecated Python packaging for the duration of the LTS (at
a minimum 2 years). This seems to be a compelling enough reason to bring
in this series, even if it results in a slight slip of the 'feature
freeze', which is officially tomorrow, Monday 21 Feb, 2022.

This series bootstraps python3-setuptools-native,
python3-flit-core-native, python3-wheel-native and python3-pip-native,
simply unzipping the wheel into PYTHON_SITEPACKAGES_DIR. This allows all
other recipes to be installed with pip, as intended by upstream.

Three new classes are introduced:
(1) flit_core which builds PEP-517 compliant packages which use
flit_core.buildapi as their build-backend.
(2) setuptools_build_meta which builds PEP-517 compliant packages which use
setuptools_build_meta as their build-backend.
(3) pip_install_wheel, which simply installs wheels built by other

The original setuptools3.bbclass do_compile is modified to
' bdist_wheel' (from python3-wheel-native) rather than the deprecated
' build' mechanism.

The original setuptools3.bbclass do_install is modified to
use the pip_install_wheel.bbclass to install wheels with pip rather than
the deprecated ' install' mechanism.

For pip install, we disable dependency checking (--no-deps) because it
proves to be brittle in our environment without providing full wheel
cache that seems like overhead that we do not need. We also disable
fetching wheels from pypi (--no-index). This is no different than our
normal workflow of requiring dependencies to be defined in a recipe.

Missing from this series is documentation of the new features, classes
and variables (this will be done under separate cover).

Also desired and previously discussed in YP meetings is a helper
function to warn that a recipe which currently inherits setuptools3
but has a pyproject.toml and defines a should
instead use of the new PEP-517 classes. This function is still in progress.

During testing, recipes which use python3-setuptools-scm are failing to
determine the version of the python package, For several recipes, the fix
was to use pyproject.toml and PEP-517 build backends. To be sure, other recipes
are still going to fail for the short term, until the root cause can be

Another PEP-517 build-backend, poetry.core.masonry.api has been
identified in recipes in meta-python, but not in oe-core. The
python3-poetry-core recipe is WIP, but brings in a number of
dependencies that are perhaps not worth it to bring into oe-core at this
time. Rather we can support these recipes in meta-python?

[YOCTO #14638]


The following changes since commit 0539b563c6f41fef383429a13c28bf918231d404:

libhandy: Use upstream regex to check version of upgrade. (2022-02-20 16:45:25 +0000)

are available in the Git repository at:

git:// timo/bootstrap-wheels

Tim Orling (19):
python3-wheel: move 0.37.0 from meta-python
python3-flit-core: add recipe for 3.6.0
python3-flit-core: simplify
flit_core.bbclass: add helper for newer python packaging
python3-wheel: inherit flit_core
pip_install_wheel.bbclass: add helper class
setuptools_build_meta.bbclass: add helper class
python3-pip: inherit setuptools_build_meta
python3-attrs: inherit setuptools_build_meta
python3-git: inherit setuptools_build_meta
python3-pytest: inherit setuptools_build_meta
python3-setuptools-scm: inherit setuptools_build_meta
python3-zipp: inherit setuptools_build_meta
python3-iniconfig: inherit setuptools_build_meta
python3-py: inherit setuptools_build_meta
python3-pluggy: inherit setuptools_build_meta
python3-setuptools: inherit setuptools_base_meta
setuptools3.bbclass: refactor for wheels
python3-more-itertools: set PIP_INSTALL_PACKAGE

meta/classes/flit_core.bbclass | 16 +++
meta/classes/pip_install_wheel.bbclass | 18 ++++
meta/classes/setuptools3.bbclass | 20 ++--
meta/classes/setuptools_build_meta.bbclass | 18 ++++
.../python/ | 2 +-
.../python/ | 41 +++++++
.../python/ | 2 +-
.../python/ | 4 +-
.../python/ | 2 +
.../python/ | 19 +++-
.../python/ | 2 +-
.../python/ | 2 +-
.../python/ | 4 +-
.../python/ | 2 +-
.../python/ | 19 +++-
...roject.toml-from-flit-backend-branch.patch | 100 ++++++++++++++++++
.../python/ | 24 +++++
.../python/ | 2 +-
18 files changed, 269 insertions(+), 28 deletions(-)
create mode 100644 meta/classes/flit_core.bbclass
create mode 100644 meta/classes/pip_install_wheel.bbclass
create mode 100644 meta/classes/setuptools_build_meta.bbclass
create mode 100644 meta/recipes-devtools/python/
create mode 100644 meta/recipes-devtools/python/python3-wheel/0001-Backport-pyproject.toml-from-flit-backend-branch.patch
create mode 100644 meta/recipes-devtools/python/


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