Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Re: The transition to add support for Python 3.6 is beginning

On 21 June 2017 at 15:13, Michael Hudson-Doyle <> wrote:
Hi all,

An update on the transition to Python 3.6: Python 3.6 is now a supported version in artful release, and almost all packages that build C extensions have been rebuilt (pandas is still a problem).

We have created a PPA where python3.6 is the default and rebuilt all python packages: and the next step is to fix all the failures this reveals.  The initial failing source packages are listed in although some of those have been fixed now.
The 100 or so failures are now summarised in, please do check if any packages you care about are on the list and fix any that you can see how to. Uploading fixes direct to the archive is preferred, but if you lack the rights to do that, attaching a bug to a debdiff and subscribe me (mwhudson on lp) and I'll sponsor it v. quickly!



On 12 May 2017 at 11:29, Michael Hudson-Doyle <> wrote:
Hi everyone,

The process of adding Python 3.6 as a supported version has begun.

The transition tracker is here:

and I'm currently working my way down the list.

I did a test rebuild of all/most dependent packages in a ppa:

And compiled some terse notes on the failures here:

And help resolving the failures would be appreciated (especially pandas!)