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 pyorbit'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 pyorbit.
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, or if you need some more time, please let us know.
I don't know what question you're asking. If it's why, I'll take a a look when I get a moment, I've not had a chance to dig down through all the dependent packages yet or I've not got answers from maintainers of dependent packages. That's the only reason I haven't retired it yet, it has dependencies.
(In reply to Peter Robinson from comment #5)
> I don't know what question you're asking. If it's why, I'll take a a look
> when I get a moment, I've not had a chance to dig down through all the
> dependent packages yet or I've not got answers from maintainers of dependent
> packages. That's the only reason I haven't retired it yet, it has
The three questions in the first comment.
If the dependent packages are the only reason why you keep this package in Fedora, you can orphan it and let the maintainer of dependant packages take care of it.
> If the dependent packages are the only reason why you keep this package in
> Fedora, you can orphan it and let the maintainer of dependant packages take
> care of it.
At least one of those packages is mine, it's the only reason I took over the maintainership the last time someone orphaned it! I'm working to kill off old deps but ATM it's not my priority. It will be something in the sugar stack that has a package in between here and there, sugar directly doesn't use this but there's some dumb-arse dep in the chain.
This is needed just for gnome-python2. I think we can mark this blocked on gnome-python2 and decide pyorbit's fate together with that one.
Retired now in rawhide