Bug report #9618
Make httplib2 an external dependency
|Affected QGIS version:||master||Regression?:||No|
|Operating System:||Easy fix?:||No|
|Pull Request or Patch supplied:||Yes||Resolution:||fixed/implemented|
|Crashes QGIS or corrupts data:||No||Copied to github as #:||18192|
When building packages for Fedora I noticed that currently httplib2 is shipped with QGIS. The Fedora package maintainers patched QGIS to use the httplib2 version from their repository. To bring these packages closer to upstream (and therefore make maintenance easier) I think it would be best to adjust this.
Therefore I'd like to ask if there is any reason for shipping httplib2 internally (and therefore Fedora should just ship with the version that comes with QGIS) or if we can totally drop this from our sources or if it is just required for certain platforms and a new CMAKE option could be introduced (WITH_INTERNAL_HTTPLIB2) which can then be turned on/off depending on the target system.
Victor, I'm assigning this to you for feedback as it seems to be only used in processing.
#1 Updated by Etienne Tourigny almost 9 years ago
python dependencies are not always easily installed - especially in mac...
Adding this dependency would require packages for all platforms, although one exists for ubuntu.
Probably easier to add an option for internal vs. external, based on the Fedora patch.