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Re: Building thunderbird with python 3.10

David Brownlee <> writes:

> In the interests of not having python3.9 installed on my system just
> for building thunderbird I took a pass through to patch the old style
> collections import to ("New in version 3.3!")
> We have a ... quite old version of thunderbird in pkgsrc, and I'm sure
> this is all resolved in newer versions, but would anyone object to the
> attached being committed?

With pkgsrc contributor hat on only, I'm mixed.

on the minus side:

  I end up building lots of stuff as build deps, use bin-install as
  DEPENDS_TARGET and pkgin ar afterwards.  python doesn't seem super big
  compared to thunderbird.  There are a bunch of new patches and that will
  perhaps make an update harder.

on the plus:

  I see your point, and it really doesn't seem to have any real

With branch manager hat on, I don't see this as a change that is out of
line per /quarterly.  Just the usual obligation for any change at all to
have no unresolved breakage by freeze stat, and this doesn't worry me.

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