broken dependency tree on fresh install

Bug #1500460 reported by Charles Butler on 2015-09-28
This bug affects 6 people
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Colin Watson

Bug Description

It appears that python restfulclient is now depending on simplejson which is missing from the package dependencies - has no mention of simplejson

the culprit appears to be here:

I discovered this via a CI run leveraging tox. The output is here:

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description: updated

I see the same. Looks like it is fixed in release 0.13.4, which is shown as latest download on the project homepage here. But the latest release on PyPI is 0.13.3:

With 0.13.3, the code always does 'import simplejson'. With 0.13.4, the code first tries 'from json import dumps, loads', which works in Python 2.6 and up. The import from simplejson is only tried if that fails, so on Python 2.5 or lower. If the project wants to support those Python versions, simplejson should be added to the install_requires for those versions, but I don't mind.

Anyway, the problem here is that the latest release is not in PyPI. Can someone add it?

To reproduce the problem:

$ virtualenv test
Using real prefix '/usr/local/pythons/parts/opt'
New python executable in test/bin/python2.7
Also creating executable in test/bin/python
Installing setuptools, pip, wheel...done.
$ cd test
$ bin/pip install lazr.restfulclient
Collecting lazr.restfulclient
  Downloading lazr.restfulclient-0.13.1.tar.gz (55kB)
$ bin/python
Python 2.7.10 (default, Nov 10 2015, 21:29:56)
[GCC 4.2.1 Compatible Apple LLVM 7.0.0 (clang-700.1.76)] on darwin
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>>> from lazr.restfulclient import resource
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
  File "/Users/maurits/tmp/test/lib/python2.7/site-packages/lazr/restfulclient/", line 36, in <module>
    import simplejson
ImportError: No module named simplejson

BTW, I get an even older version 0.13.1 in this way, because that is the last one mentioned here:
Properly uploading the latest release should help there.

Info on how PyPI works is here, if needed:

Felipe Reyes (freyes) on 2016-05-12
Changed in lazr.restfulclient:
assignee: nobody → Felipe Reyes (freyes)
Felipe Reyes (freyes) on 2016-05-13
Changed in lazr.restfulclient:
assignee: Felipe Reyes (freyes) → nobody
John Agosta (jagosta) wrote :

I believe I may be running into this same bug when building a part for a snapcraft snap.

       plugin: python2
         - python-launchpadlib
         - python-httplib2
         - python-lazr.restfulclient
             - usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/launchpadlib
             - usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/httplib2
             - usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/lazr
             - etc/
             - lib/
             - usr/
         - $apifs
         - $apifs

The error I get is:

       Traceback (most recent call last):
         File "/snap/lptools-john/x2/usr/bin/", line 9, in <module>
           from launchpadlib.launchpad import Launchpad
         File "/snap/lptools-john/x2/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/launchpadlib/", line 33, in <module>
           from lazr.restfulclient.resource import (
       ImportError: No module named lazr.restfulclient.resource

Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

I've uploaded lazr.restfulclient 0.13.5 to PyPI, including the necessary patch for this. Sorry for the long delay.

Changed in lazr.restfulclient:
assignee: nobody → Colin Watson (cjwatson)
status: New → Fix Released
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