|Summary:||olpc-netutils depends on Python 2|
|Product:||[Fedora] Fedora||Reporter:||Lumír Balhar <lbalhar>|
|Component:||olpc-netutils||Assignee:||Peter Robinson <pbrobinson>|
|Status:||CLOSED RAWHIDE||QA Contact:||Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>|
|Version:||31||CC:||pbrobinson, pviktori, robin.norwood|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||If docs needed, set a value|
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|Last Closed:||2019-11-18 14:46:32 UTC||Type:||Bug|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
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|Bug Blocks:||1698500, 1737929|
Description Lumír Balhar 2019-08-09 22:15:30 UTC
Python 2.7 will reach end-of-life in January 2020, over 9 years after it was released. This falls within the Fedora 31 lifetime. Packages that depend on Python 2 are being switched to Python 3 or removed from Fedora: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Changes/F31_Mass_Python_2_Package_Removal#Information_on_Remaining_Packages Python 2 will be retired in Fedora 32: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Changes/RetirePython2 To help planning, we'd like to know the plans for olpc-netutils's future. Specifically: - What is the reason for the Python2 dependency? (Is it software written in Python, or does it just provide Python bindings, or use Python in the build system or test runner?) - What are the upstream/community plans/timelines regarding Python 3? - What is the guidance for porting to Python 3? (Assuming that there is someone who generally knows how to port to Python 3, but doesn't know anything about the particular package, what are the next steps to take?) This bug is filed semi-automatically, and might not have all the context specific to olpc-netutils. If you need anything from us, or something is unclear, please mention it here. Thank you.
Comment 1 Ben Cotton 2019-08-13 16:49:57 UTC
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 31 development cycle. Changing version to '31'.
Comment 2 Lumír Balhar 2019-08-19 11:21:05 UTC
Please answer the above questions. If you don't, the package can be orphaned: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Changes/F31_Mass_Python_2_Package_Removal#Information_on_Remaining_Packages If you need any information or help, or if you need some more time, please let us know.