Author doko
Recipients docs@python, doko
Date 2019-07-05.09:49:14
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3.8 b2 now requires sphinx2 (according to SilentGhost on IRC), but only has documented 1.8. I'm aware of issue #36007, the last time that the requirements were bumped.

So again, the dependencies were bumped without documenting, and why do we require the latest sphinx again?

It's difficult to provide the documentation as a Linux distro when you always have to provide the latest build tools.  Please compare that to other projects that are usually fine to build with any doxygen, texinfo, or whatever doc tool.

Any hint where the new dependency was introduced, and probably can be backed out?

The actuall error is:
Exception occurred:
  File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/docutils/", line 567, in __getitem__
    return self.attributes[key]
KeyError: 'cols'

# Sphinx version: 1.8.4
# Python version: 3.7.3 (CPython)
# Docutils version: 0.14 
# Jinja2 version: 2.10
# Last messages:
#   distutils/sourcedist
#   distutils/builtdist
#   distutils/examples
#   distutils/extending
#   distutils/commandref
#   distutils/apiref
#   install/index
#   resolving references...
#   writing...
# Loaded extensions:
#   sphinx.ext.mathjax (1.8.4) from /usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/sphinx/ext/
#   alabaster (0.7.8) from /usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/alabaster/
#   sphinx.ext.coverage (1.8.4) from /usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/sphinx/ext/
#   sphinx.ext.doctest (1.8.4) from /usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/sphinx/ext/
#   pyspecific (1.0) from /home/packages/python/3.8/python3.8-3.8.0~b2/Doc/tools/extensions/
#   c_annotations (1.0) from /home/packages/python/3.8/python3.8-3.8.0~b2/Doc/tools/extensions/
#   escape4chm (1.0) from /home/packages/python/3.8/python3.8-3.8.0~b2/Doc/tools/extensions/
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/sphinx/cmd/", line 304, in build_main, filenames)
  File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/sphinx/", line 341, in build
  File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/sphinx/builders/", line 342, in build_update['__all__'], to_build)
  File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/sphinx/builders/", line 412, in build
    self.write(docnames, list(updated_docnames), method)
  File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/sphinx/builders/", line 187, in write
    docwriter.write(doctree, destination)
  File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/docutils/writers/", line 80, in write
  File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/sphinx/writers/", line 139, in translate
  File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/docutils/", line 174, in walkabout
    if child.walkabout(visitor):
  File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/docutils/", line 174, in walkabout
    if child.walkabout(visitor):
  File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/docutils/", line 174, in walkabout
    if child.walkabout(visitor):
  [Previous line repeated 9 more times]
  File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/docutils/", line 166, in walkabout
  File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/docutils/", line 1882, in dispatch_visit
    return method(node)
  File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/sphinx/writers/", line 1126, in visit_tgroup
    self.n_cols = node['cols']
  File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/docutils/", line 567, in __getitem__
    return self.attributes[key]
KeyError: 'cols'
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