[Freewx-maint] Bug#585338: python-wxgtk2.6: Python string exceptions no more allowed in Python 2.6

Olly Betts olly at survex.com
Thu Oct 13 02:48:10 UTC 2011

tags 585338 + wontfix

On Wed, Jun 09, 2010 at 10:19:39PM +0000, Sandro Tosi wrote:
> One of the changes brought by Python 2.6 is the removal of string
> exceptions, so they won't work in Python 2.6 (just a side note: they
> were also buggy before, since they were not guaranteed to work
> reliable even in <2.6); as an example:
> We are not sure your package is impacted, since the exception raise
> can be in a dead or very rare branch of the code, and so simply never
> being executed. We would like to leverage your package maintainer
> status and the relationship with upstream authors to inspect more
> deeply the issue and act accordingly (that includes: making this bug
> release critical, closing it as irrelevant, tagging it 'wontfix', or
> whatever is appropriate).

I'm currently working to migrate all reverse dependencies of wxwidgets2.6 to
wxwidgets2.8 and to get wxwidgets2.6 removed before wheezy.

It looks like there are a number of genuine instances of this, but there
haven't been reports of problems from users, so I think it makes most sense
to wontfix this issue for wxwidgets2.6.  There's already a corresponding bug
for wxwidgets2.8 which needs the attention more.


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