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Re: python25 removed

Thomas Klausner <> writes:

> On Thu, Oct 04, 2012 at 08:59:12AM +0200, John Marino wrote:
>> After I mentioned last week that Python 25 was going away, a
>> DragonFly user asked me on IRC what the justification for keeping
>> Python26 in pkgsrc was.  Apparently there is very little API
>> difference between 2.6 and 2.7.x, and likely all packages that build
>> for 2.6 would build for 2.7 (perhaps with minor tweaks in a very few
>> cases).
>> I couldn't answer him, but I think it's a good question.  What is
>> the justification for python 2.6 especially given python 2.7.x will
>> be a very long term version?
> Good question.

> pkgsrc itself currently has three packages that claim to only work
> with python26, but these claims could of course be outdated (I haven't
> checked them):
> lang/py-psyco/Makefile:PYTHON_VERSIONS_ACCEPTED=      26
> sysutils/salt/Makefile:PYTHON_VERSIONS_ACCEPTED=       26
> textproc/py-pdf-parser/Makefile:PYTHON_VERSIONS_ACCEPTED=     26
> Python org claims they will provide security fixes for it until
> October 2013, but we can of course deprecate it earlier.
> Does anyone know of a reason why it should stay?

I suggest not to haste, we can safely remove it after 2013Q1 at least.

Except for CPU time and disk space used by bulk builders, it costs nothing.


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