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Re: Please do not drop Python 2 modules





On April 25, 2018 5:51:54 AM UTC, Andrea Bolognani <eof@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>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.

In Debian there's no such thing as a 'default' python.  There's none in a minimal install.  All that ends up on a system is what is pulled in by dependency.

Scott K