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.
> 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
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