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Re: infrastructure change needed for python modules

Thomas Klausner <> writes:

> The latest setuptools release points to an article which explains that
> should not be used any longer, and what the replacements are:
> I've noticed for some time that ` test` were already broken
> quite often, but it seems to me that ' build' and '
> install' should not be used any longer either. (They still work and
> will probably keep working for some possibly quite long time.)
> However, we do use for basically all python modules (see
> lang/python/, which is included by both and

Do you mean "this should be fixed in the future, before it causes
trouble", or "the recent update of setuptools broke half the python

> Can someone who's interested in Python and pkgsrc please convert
> pkgsrc to current Python best practices?

Yes, please, modulo timing, perhaps just after the branch, perhaps soon,
depending on if things are not or are broken now.

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