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Re: openssl-1.0-only packages?

On 02/19, Dr. Thomas Orgis wrote:
> Am Mon, 19 Feb 2018 15:32:49 +0100
> schrieb Thomas Klausner <>:
> > For python 3.4 and php-5.6, there are clear won't-fix statements from
> > upstream. 1.1 has been out quite a while, I think 6 more months won't
> > give us many more fixes.
> So, this is a very good time to drop those unsupported versions unless
> you intend to adopt them and live a miserable life patching the heck
> out of them, including the hassle introducing two openssl installs and
> getting rid of them rather soon later on. Interesting that python 2.7
> is fine, though. Upstream really dropped the ball trying to get rid of
> that one;-)

Hi, Thomas!

That's because the Python developers broke backward-compatibility badly
going from Python 2 to 3.  That's partly why projects like Mercurial
still require Python 2.7 and do not yet support Python 3.x.  I say
"partly why" because it may not be a high priority for them if Python
2.7 continues to exist and be used.  I think it's fair to say "partly
why," though, because, for some projects, it can be a lot of work to
port from 2 to 3.



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