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Re: infrastructure change needed for python modules

On Tue, Nov 23, 2021 at 07:42:43AM -0500, Greg Troxel wrote:
> 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
> modules"?

This should be fixed in the future, before it causes trouble.

(we have many do-test target overrides for python packages already, so
part of the future is already here ;) but build/install still works)
> > 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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