Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Re: Ubuntu Server seeded package review

On Tue, Dec 3, 2013 at 4:50 PM, Barry Warsaw <[email protected]> wrote:
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> On Dec 03, 2013, at 04:33 PM, James Page wrote:
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>>As part of tidying for the next LTS release, the Server Team are
>>proposing a review of server released seeded packages that are
>>currently in Ubuntu main (proposed changes tracked in [0] for now).
>
> Continuing to demote Python 2, we want to get rid of it on server[*] if at all
> possible. For example, I've identified byobu, landscape-common, and vim as
> three packages with `Task: server` pulling in Python 2.7.
>
> For byobu, we have LP: #1253458, currently waiting on some feedback from
> Dustin.

This is incurring a bit of work for me upstream, in trying to continue
producing a Byobu orig tarball that runs everywhere (back to Ubuntu
12.04, weird UNIXes, weird Linuxes)...

But you have my commitment that it will be fixed for Ubuntu 14.04. Thanks ;-)

> For vim, we have http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=729924
> currently waiting on feedback from Debian Vim maintainers. I'm not a Vim
> user, but if you want to help test this, a package is available in my PPA:
>
> https://launchpad.net/~barry/+archive/experimental
>
> Based on your feedback, I'd be willing to temporarily get ahead of Debian here.
>
> landscape-client may be trickier because that gets us into some Twisted
> packages, which aren't yet packaged for Python 3.
>
> See also (and add anything missing!):
>
> https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/core-1311-python3-roadmap
> http://tinyurl.com/mmj4y6a
>
>>http://bazaar.launchpad.net/~ubuntu-core-dev/ubuntu-seeds/ubuntu.trusty/view/head:/server-ship
>
>>Description: Server ISO image
>>
>>nut, nut-cgi, nut-snmp (move to supported-misc-servers)
>>likewise-open (largely unmaintained in distro -
>>https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LikewiseOpen)
>>powernap, powernap-server (still revelvant?)
>
> Looks like powernap still depends on Python 2.
>
>>quagga (maybe move to supported-misc-servers)
>>backuppc
>>python-beautifulsoup
>
> Whatever is pulling this one in should be ported to python3-bs4, or at least
> python-bs4 since afaict beautifulsoup 3 is no longer being actively maintained
> upstream (critical bug fixes only according to them).
>
>>python-genshi (will be pulled into main via supported-misc-servers ...
>
> Upstream 0.7 supports Python 3, but not yet Debian - BTS #731280.
>
>>python-pecan)
>
> Upstream 0.4.2 supports Python 3, but not yet Debian - BTS #731283.
>
> Cheers,
> - -Barry
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