Saturday, 19 March 2016

Re: Proposal: drop python-* from 'development' seed for 16.04

On 19.03.2016 06:05, Steve Langasek wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> Prompted by the previous discussions on this list about
> python2 on the desktop and build-depends out of main, I looked around a bit
> at what was keeping various python2 packages still in main. I was surprised
> to find that the Ubuntu 'development' seed includes a large number of
> python-* modules seeded - 23, to be precise.
>
> python-adns
> python-cddb
> python-egenix-mxproxy
> python-egenix-mxstack
> python-egenix-mxtexttools
> python-egenix-mxtools
> python-epydoc
> python-gd
> python-genetic
> python-htmlgen
> python-jabber
> python-dictclient
> python-librdf
> python-ldap
> python-pisock
> python-pyao
> python-pyvorbis
> python-simpletal
> python-xmpp
> python-libxml2
> python-libxslt1
> python-pygresql
> python-gpod
>
> These packages were all seeded in 2007 or earlier. A number of packages have
> by now been replaced in the seed by their python3 equivalents, but the above
> list of packages have no python3 equivalent in the archive.
>
> Given that developing in python2 is not generally something that we want to
> promote at this point, I would argue that any of these that don't have
> replacements in python3 should be dropped from the seed instead.
>
> And if some of this functionality exists for python3 but under a different
> name, we can swap them out. E.g., I just noticed python3-lxml replaces both
> python-libxml2 and python-libxslt1.
>
> Comments, objections?

just drop all of them. Afaicr these were seeded long before Python3 came alive.
The next step would be to identify all packages in the seeds depending on some
Python2 packages.

Matthias


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