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Bug 1337343 - Upgrade to Fedora 24 breaks linkchecker [NEEDINFO]
Summary: Upgrade to Fedora 24 breaks linkchecker
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: linkchecker
Version: 24
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: W. Michael Petullo
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
: 1340043 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
Blocks: 1358471
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2016-05-18 22:19 UTC by W. Michael Petullo
Modified: 2016-07-28 23:55 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

Fixed In Version: linkchecker-9.3-5.fc24
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Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2016-07-28 23:55:13 UTC
cstratak: needinfo? (redhat)

Attachments (Terms of Use)
python-requests version error fix (deleted)
2016-07-19 12:52 UTC, Charalampos Stratakis
no flags Details | Diff

Description W. Michael Petullo 2016-05-18 22:19:02 UTC
Description of problem:
I found that linkchecker no longer works after upgrading from Fedora 23 to 24.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
Every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Upgrade to Fedora 24
2. Run linkchecker

Actual results:
$ linkchecker 
This program requires Python requests 2.2.0 or later.
$ rpm -q python

Comment 1 W. Michael Petullo 2016-05-20 15:06:20 UTC
I found this in linkchecker's

import requests
if requests.__version__ <= '2.2.0':
    raise SystemExit("This program requires Python requests 2.2.0 or later.")

This lexicographical order check malfunctions on Fedora 24 because of the use of requests 2.10.0.

Another user reported this upstream:

Comment 2 Charalampos Stratakis 2016-07-19 12:34:47 UTC
Upstream commit where this is fixed:

However a newer version including this fix is not yet released. Maintainer could you backport the patch or use a git snapshot?

This currently breaks builds of python-docs with the same error message.

Comment 3 Charalampos Stratakis 2016-07-19 12:52:55 UTC
Created attachment 1181632 [details]
python-requests version error fix

Here is a patch for the package sources that fixes the issue.

It would be great if you could fix it in rawhide as well as F24.

Thank you for your time.

Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2016-07-19 21:05:42 UTC
linkchecker-9.3-5.fc24 has been submitted as an update to Fedora 24.

Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2016-07-21 04:22:19 UTC
linkchecker-9.3-5.fc24 has been pushed to the Fedora 24 testing repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
See for
instructions on how to install test updates.
You can provide feedback for this update here:

Comment 6 Charalampos Stratakis 2016-07-21 08:23:01 UTC
*** Bug 1340043 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 7 Fedora Update System 2016-07-28 23:55:10 UTC
linkchecker-9.3-5.fc24 has been pushed to the Fedora 24 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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