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python3Packages.ansible: split into ansible and ansible-base, update to 2.10.x #100147

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@mweinelt mweinelt commented Oct 10, 2020

Motivation for this change

This is a mess.

In v2.10 the ansible package was split into collections (ansible) and engine (ansible-base).

The ansible package requires ansible-base.
The ansible-base package holds the executables.

This means I cannot introduce ansible (the collections) as a propagatedBuildInput into ansible-base (the engine), because it would create an inifinite loop. Installing the ansible package, instead of ansible-base would prevent the executables from the ansible-base package from landing in the PATH.

The ansible packagers clearly assume a global python path, where these things just work. Looking for good ideas on how to continue.

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  • Tested using sandboxing (nix.useSandbox on NixOS, or option sandbox in nix.conf on non-NixOS linux)
  • Built on platform(s)
    • NixOS
    • macOS
    • other Linux distributions
  • Tested via one or more NixOS test(s) if existing and applicable for the change (look inside nixos/tests)
  • Tested compilation of all pkgs that depend on this change using nix-shell -p nixpkgs-review --run "nixpkgs-review wip"
  • Tested execution of all binary files (usually in ./result/bin/)
  • Determined the impact on package closure size (by running nix path-info -S before and after)
  • Ensured that relevant documentation is up to date
  • Fits CONTRIBUTING.md.
mweinelt added 4 commits Oct 10, 2020
Since 2.10 this package holds the collections. The engine has moved to
the ansible-base package.
@mweinelt mweinelt changed the title python3Packagesansible: split into ansible and ansible-base, update to 2.10.x python3Packages.ansible: split into ansible and ansible-base, update to 2.10.x Oct 10, 2020
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