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 diffuse'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 diffuse.
If you need anything from us, or something is unclear, please mention it here.
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 31 development cycle.
Changing version to 31.
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, please let us know.
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.
Upstream has had no release since 2014 and I (listed as main admin). I've just emailed the co-maintainers to see whether they want to maintain it. But I suspect we will retire this package.
This package is a leaf so you can retire it anytime.
Or, if you think that somebody might be interested in this package, you can orphan it and it will be retired automatically if nobody takes it. Can we help you with that?
Any news here?
Miro, could we please orphan this package?
I cannot orphan other contributors' packages unless they tell me to do so or unless it is based on a legitimate releng ticket, sorry.
Since the 3 questions were not answered, I think this can be included in the releng ticket.
According to the procedure described in https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Changes/F31_Mass_Python_2_Package_Removal#Information_on_Remaining_Packages the package was now orphaned. If you think it was a mistake, you can provide the answers and claim the package back.
Let us know if you need any help or just need more time.
Automation has figured out the package is retired in rawhide.
If you like it to be unretired, please open a ticket at https://pagure.io/releng/new_issue?template=package_unretirement