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Re: Please do not drop Python 2 modules

On Fri, Apr 27, 2018 at 01:06:03PM +0100, Ian Jackson wrote:
> Adrian Bunk writes ("Re: Please do not drop Python 2 modules"):
> > On Thu, Apr 26, 2018 at 06:19:24PM +0100, Ian Jackson wrote:
> > > Adrian: are you volunteering to write patches to solve Helmut's cross
> > > building problem ?
> > 
> > I am willing to stop for several weeks/months to monitor RC bugs and 
> > report FTBFS if you can make the case that it is more beneficial for 
> > Debian to spend this time instead on making ~ 100 additional packages 
> > cross-buildable.
> I'll take that as a "no".  What you are saying is that this other work
> is more important for you than continued support for python2.

No, this is not what I am saying.

Helmut has the ambition to make the whole archive cross-buildable.
If this will ever happen it will be after buster.

It is clear that the problem at hand is not trivial,
otherwise Helmut would have submitted a patch long ago.

If spending a not so small amount of my time on making ~ 100 additional 
packages cross-buildable in buster is considered a very high priority
for Debian, please make your case why it is.

Trying to bully me into doing this work with very aggressive wording
"is more important for you than continued support for python2" and
zero explanation why doing this specific work would be important
for Debian is pretty rude.

> Ian.



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