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Re: To remove or not to remove

Mike Pumford <> writes:

> On 09/02/2021 13:05, voidpin wrote:
>> Maybe things have changed since then?
>> ====
>> pin@mybox $ pkg_info | grep glib2
>> glib2-tools-2.66.4  GLib2/gobject python-dependent tools
>> glib2-2.66.4        Some useful routines for C programming (glib2)
>> pin@mybox $ pkg_info | grep py27
>> pin@mybox $ please pkgin install gtk2+
>> calculating dependencies...done.
>> 1 package to install:
>>    gtk2+-2.24.33
> Based on that (and in fact my current pkgin output as well) it does
> ooks that way yes. My last dig into this was about a month ago so it
> is possible.
> Perhaps the python2 refusing to entertain security patches and the
> libraries dropping support finally exerted enough pressure for things
> to change. If so that's great news. :)

A quick look at the sources shows that nia@ fixed this in December by
patching the offending file to worth with python 3.   Something useful
like that is worth 1000 messages on tech-pkg :-)

However, gtk2+ has now entered the realm of py27; the most recent
release is claimed to be the last.

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