Bug 1731377 - NFStest depends on Python 2 [NEEDINFO]
Summary: NFStest depends on Python 2
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Status: ASSIGNED
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: NFStest
Version: 31
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
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Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Alice Mitchell
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Blocks: F31_PY2REMOVAL
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Reported: 2019-07-19 09:52 UTC by Lumír Balhar
Modified: 2019-08-19 11:35 UTC (History)
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Description Lumír Balhar 2019-07-19 09:52:32 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 NFStest's future. Specifically:

- 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 NFStest.
If you need anything from us, or something is unclear, please mention it here.

Thank you.

Comment 1 Alice Mitchell 2019-07-19 10:12:08 UTC
Work is already in progress for this, I plan to submit the patches to Fedora once it is done, with the hope of it then being made available in EPEL as well.

Comment 2 Petr Viktorin 2019-07-19 10:30:52 UTC
Can you provide some pointers to where the work is tracked? Any ETA?

Comment 3 Lumír Balhar 2019-08-06 06:07:43 UTC
Could you please answer the last question?

Comment 4 Alice Mitchell 2019-08-09 19:11:24 UTC
The early changes I made were sent upstream but never accepted, so I have been working on completing the job in private, once I have a version which runs cleanly I will resubmit the patches upstream. I feel like I am maybe a couple of weeks close to finishing, but have no accurate way to gauge that. Sorry.

Comment 5 Steve Dickson 2019-08-09 20:07:59 UTC
(In reply to Alice Mitchell from comment #4)
> The early changes I made were sent upstream but never accepted, so I have
> been working on completing the job in private, once I have a version which
> runs cleanly I will resubmit the patches upstream. I feel like I am maybe a
> couple of weeks close to finishing, but have no accurate way to gauge that.
> Sorry.

So why was the changes not accepted? We could work on that...

Comment 6 Ben Cotton 2019-08-13 16:53:49 UTC
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 31 development cycle.
Changing version to '31'.

Comment 7 Ben Cotton 2019-08-13 17:13:51 UTC
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 31 development cycle.
Changing version to 31.

Comment 8 Lumír Balhar 2019-08-19 11:35:59 UTC
The current plan is to remove packages with dependency on Python 2 from Fedora 32 in the middle of November 2019. If you want to keep your package in Fedora after that date and you cannot port it to Python 3 yet, you need to request a FESCo exception for the package and all its Python 2 dependencies (even transitive) [1]. If you don't want to maintain it anymore, and nothing in Fedora uses it, you can retire it or just remove the Python 2 part from it (subpackage, module, bindings, etc.).

If you're considering filing the exception request, let us know. We can help (for example, we can help find all the dependencies).

[1] https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Changes/RetirePython2#FESCo_exceptions


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