Installed Python 3.3 uses a patch partially breaking in Python's stdlib #998

roidrage opened this Issue Mar 21, 2013 · 9 comments


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The Python 3.3 package we use from the deadsnakes PPA includes a patch that removes an import of ngettext into The offending patch can be found here: and grepping the entire diff for lib-argparse.

This particular issue has been brought up by this build:

There's also a repository that reproduces the issue for testing:

I'm filing this issue to keep track of the progress, as this will need to be reported to the PPA's repository.

derks commented Apr 9, 2013

Is there any ETA on when this might be resolved? This affects cement/cement as well.

derks commented Aug 12, 2013

Can I get atleast some feedback on this? From googling around, I know I'm not the only person getting hit by this bug. Really a pain that I can't keep Python 3.3 included in my list of Python versions because of this bug (and not because my project actually fails on Python 3.3). Any help/feedback is appreciated.

@ZyX-I ZyX-I referenced this issue in powerline/powerline Nov 17, 2013

Fix finish args typo #708

ZyX-I commented Nov 17, 2013

Also hit this bug.

alunduil commented Dec 8, 2013

Is there an ETA on when the above pull request will be released or merged?

joshk commented Dec 9, 2013

Sorry, which PR are you referring to? From my knowledge we haven't received a PR to help resolve this issue.

alunduil commented Dec 9, 2013

Sorry, I assumed that the Pull Request referenced from this issue was a solution to the problem. I didn't notice that it was another project simply hitting this issue. Please, disregard the noise.

@hamr hamr pushed a commit to hamr/cement that referenced this issue Jan 6, 2014
@derks derks Removing Python 3.3 from Travis fbe52ef
ZyX-I commented Jan 17, 2014

It seems that this issue was fixed.

dstufft commented Apr 30, 2014

This should definitely be fixed now with the new cookbooks, if it wasn't fixed already previously.

@BanzaiMan BanzaiMan closed this Apr 30, 2014
rags commented Feb 18, 2015

Hey I see this is fixed now. Thanks

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