Building on Bookworm?

Has anybody tried building the base code on Bookworm? Does anybody know if the internal Python packages needed are already rolled into the mainline repositories, or will we have to manually pre-install and/or deal with the new “externally-managed-environment” issues?

You can always use a virtual environment of course.

(or override those pip settings in your config)

Yes. I may go that route. I will likely start with “raw” GitHub downloads and then fix things as needed.

If I do go there square-peg-in-a-round-hole route, I’ll likely pre-install all the necessary python packages via apt, and then --break-system-packages on the remaining individual packages that are needed, but not in the mainline repositories.