Bug 1738118 - python-bibtex depends on Python 2
Summary: python-bibtex depends on Python 2
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: python-bibtex
Version: 31
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Nobody's working on this, feel free to take it
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On: 1738934
Blocks: F31_PY2REMOVAL
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2019-08-06 13:06 UTC by Lumír Balhar
Modified: 2020-10-02 20:16 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2020-10-02 20:16:37 UTC
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Description Lumír Balhar 2019-08-06 13:06:33 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 python-bibtex'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 python-bibtex.
If you need anything from us, or something is unclear, please mention it here.

Thank you.

Comment 1 Ben Cotton 2019-08-13 16:56:04 UTC
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 31 development cycle.
Changing version to '31'.

Comment 2 Ben Cotton 2019-08-13 17:43:46 UTC
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 31 development cycle.
Changing version to 31.

Comment 3 Lumír Balhar 2019-08-15 07:06:30 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.

Comment 4 Zoltan Kota 2019-08-15 10:21:25 UTC
python-bibtex is a python module required by pybliographer. Well, regrading the upstream development I can say it has NOT been maintained very actively in the last months/years. I don't think it will be ported to python3 in the near future.
Actually, I was already planning to orphan the package, because either I cannot see it's future and I don't use it actively anymore.

Comment 5 Lumír Balhar 2019-08-15 10:27:22 UTC
Then, please orphan also pybliographer which has a circular dependency with this package.

Comment 6 Zoltan Kota 2019-08-15 12:18:49 UTC
Started to orphan the package according to https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Orphaned_package_that_need_new_maintainers.

Comment 7 Lumír Balhar 2019-08-23 15:20:34 UTC
Package orphaned. Thank you!

Comment 8 Petr Viktorin 2020-10-02 20:16:37 UTC
Package was retired.

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