7. Further revise tooling for Python dependency management

Date: 2022-03-02




While pip-compile-multi gave us plenty fot benefits (see ADR 0006) the lack of Dependabot support was an annoyance and replacing it with alternatives seemed fairly involved.


We’ve downgraded to regular pip-compile and instead are doing the extra legwork in the Makefile instead. The input files are indentical, so we do not need to pin sub-dependencies, and we still get automatic hash generation for all packages.


There should be no downsides to switching away from pip-compile-multi in this context. If Dependabot still does not manage to parse our multiple requirements files, we should look to renaming them in case that tips the balance (as has been suggested by a colleague)