[Pkg-freevo-maint] Bug#629085: (no subject)

Stefano Rivera stefanor at debian.org
Mon Jun 20 13:35:36 UTC 2011

Subject: Re: Bug#629085: freevo: not compatible with Python 2.7?
In-Reply-To: <20110603124658.GA2051 at jwilk.net>

Hi Jakub (2011.06.03_14:46:58_+0200)
> Because of "2.6" hardcoded in debian/pyversions, this package will
> become uninstallable once we switch default Python version to 2.7.

I had a quick look into it. The upstream source doesn't look like it
supports python 2.7 at all. Note the get_python() method in /freevo, which
still hard-codes 2.5 and 2.6 in upstream svn HEAD.

At the very least, that would have to be fixed for 2.7, but there are
almost certainly other issues too. Note the child.fromchild.close() in
the same method, which isn't something available in subprocess. (LP:

Ubuntu just changed the supported versions in debian/pyversions to
attempt to support Python 2.7, but it's running into the issues
mentioned above, leading to LP: #758821. (Ubuntu people who touched this

I can't see any other distros that have a 2.7 patch, or even any mention
of 2.7 in the upstream bugtracker.


Stefano Rivera
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