[arch-general] [arch-dev-public] Killing python2 v3...v4...v5

Bartłomiej Piotrowski b at bpiotrowski.pl
Mon Mar 15 19:09:44 UTC 2021

On 15/03/2021 19.10, Morten Linderud via arch-dev-public wrote:
> Yo!
> As people know python2 has been unsupported for a year and we current have ~170
> python2 packages in our repositories. Currently the removal has been fairly slow
> and done a bit ad-hoc. There has been a todo list but the follow up to that has
> not really been great and I think it's reasonable for us to try and fix the
> remaining packages to the best of our abilities.
> Thus I'm proposing a game plan!
> 1) Todo list for removal of all python2 checkdepends in packages
> 2) Remove free python2 packages 
> 3) Remove packages with python3 equivalents
> 4) Remove unported and unsupported packages depending on python2
> Clearly this is ambitious and there are going to be exceptions, but it would be
> great to have most of this work done within the next couple of months.
> The exceptions are largely going to be anything still using python2 for their
> build system dependencies. This is a fine compromise as this should leave us
> with a minimal set of packages to take care of.
> Rest of the problematic packages can be found on a handy list with what fedora
> is working on: https://fedora.portingdb.xyz/
> If there are no objections I'll start preparing the needed todo lists and figure
> out the uneeded python2 packages. Should probably update the long-standing
> python2 removal todo as well.
> https://archlinux.org/todo/conversion-of-programs-that-use-python-2-to-python-3/
> Cheers!

Shouldn't this proposal go through the recently established RFC process?


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