[arch-dev-public] Removing 'orphan' python2 modules
scimmia at archlinux.org
Fri Jun 29 07:55:03 UTC 2018
On Fri, 29 Jun 2018 09:48:07 +0200
jan at jgc.homeip.net wrote:
> Jelle van der Waa schreef op 2018-06-27 21:35:
> > Hi All,
> > Our repository contains a lot of python2 modules which are required by
> > any package in the repository. I'd like to propose to remove these
> > modules pre-emptively since they serve no purpose and python2 is dead.
> > We should strive to be a modern distro, so promoting Python3 should be
> > a
> > big part of it :)
> > Please reply if you have objections.
> > A list of modules / programs can be obtained as following or viewed
> > here
> > 
> > $ pacman -Sqs python2 > list
> > $ expac -S '%n %N' -l ' ' - < list | awk NF==1
> >  http://pkgbuild.com/~jelle/python2_modules.txt
> Python 2.7 is supported until 2020, that's 18 months from now. I agree
> that we should limit the orphaned python2 modules as much as possible,
> but please don't kill the ones that are built from a split package that
> also builds python3 packages. This would mean removing the python2 parts
> from the PKGBUILD, moving the python2 part to AUR and create a lot of
> duplicated effort when updating these packages.
I would say those are exactly what should be removed. Its a whole lot of
packages in the repos that have no reason to be there.
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