Bug 1807543 - qtwebkit requires Python 2 to build
Summary: qtwebkit requires Python 2 to build
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: qtwebkit
Version: 33
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Rex Dieter
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On: 1711519
Blocks: BRPY27 1913683
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2020-02-26 15:19 UTC by Petr Viktorin
Modified: 2021-01-07 12:49 UTC (History)
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Description Petr Viktorin 2020-02-26 15:19:24 UTC
Python 2 reached upstream end-of-life in January 2020. In Fedora Rawhide, it's now provided from the compat package `python27`.
Packages that only use Python 2 at build time, like qtwebkit, had a general exception to keep using it in Fedora 31. Now, the dependency should be removed.
Let us know if you need any help investigating or removing the dependency. (There are dozens of packages like this, so we didn't investigate this one thoroughly. We assume you know the package best.)

If it's possible that the dependency won't be removed in Fedora 33. Please request a FESCo exception. You can refer to the exception for mercurial as an example: https://pagure.io/fesco/issue/2243
It's good to mention:

- What is the reason for the Python 2 build dependency?

- What are the upstream/community plans/timelines regarding Python 2?

- What is the guidance for porting the build 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?)

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

Comment 1 Kevin Kofler 2020-03-04 07:21:26 UTC

I don't understand why the blanket exception was not made indefinite. The same rationale (users will not notice at all!) still applies unchanged. But here we go.

Comment 2 Ben Cotton 2020-08-11 13:10:27 UTC
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 33 development cycle.
Changing version to 33.

Comment 3 Kevin Kofler 2021-01-07 12:49:18 UTC
The plan is still to try to sunset Qt4WebKit entirely.

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