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Re: Please do not drop Python 2 modules

On 2018-04-24 22:39:48 +0200 (+0200), Andrea Bolognani wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 24, 2018 at 12:29:54AM +0200, Thomas Goirand wrote:
> > Looking at other distros is interesting. If I understand well, they will
> > never have Python 2 and 3 interpreters in the distro, and will
> > completely switch from 2 to 3 at once.
> Unless I'm misunderstanding, I don't think you're correct.
> To give a concrete example, Fedora switched to using Python 3
> as the default several releases ago[1]; despite that, Python 2
> is still available in the archive, and will get pulled in when
> installing software that (regrettably) hasn't been ported yet.
> The same is true for FreeBSD and, I believe, Ubuntu. I'm not
> familiar with the approach other distributions and OS are
> taking, but I would expect it to be fairly similar.

Rumor has it that RHEL 8 will be dropping Python 2 while (finally!)
adding Python 3. Much of that is fueled by the Deprecated
Functionality[*] section of the RHEL 7.5 Release Notes wherein it
states, "Python 2 will be replaced with Python 3 in the next Red Hat
Enterprise Linux (RHEL) major release."

[*] <URL: https://access.redhat.com/documentation/en-us/red_hat_enterprise_linux/7/html/7.5_release_notes/chap-red_hat_enterprise_linux-7.5_release_notes-deprecated_functionality >

Jeremy Stanley

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