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Re: Please do not drop Python 2 modules




On Tue, Apr 24, 2018 at 11:17:08PM +0000, Jeremy Stanley wrote:
> On 2018-04-25 01:05:59 +0200 (+0200), Andrea Bolognani wrote:
> [...]
> > So you could say that RHEL is taking the approach described above -
> > having a transitional period where both versions are available side
> > by side - with the only difference being that Python 3 is currently
> > not delivered through the same channel as Python 2.
> 
> Given that "software collections" provides a containerized Python 3
> build and basically none of the rest of the Python ecosystem
> modules outside the stdlib (which would all require manual
> rebuilding against it), this is nowhere close to the same as
> providing an optional Python interpreter within the global system
> context as Debian has done. At least the projects I work on don't
> see RHEL software collections Python 3 as remotely supportable.

Fair enough; the point about distribution with lifecycles closer to
Debian's keeping Python 2 around for a while after switching their
default to Python 3 still stands.

-- 
Andrea Bolognani <eof@xxxxxxxxxx>
Resistance is futile, you will be garbage collected.

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