[Pkg-freevo-maint] Bug#629085: freevo: not compatible with Python 2.7?

Chow Loong Jin hyperair at ubuntu.com
Mon Jun 20 14:19:21 UTC 2011

On 20/06/2011 21:35, Stefano Rivera wrote:
> Subject: Re: Bug#629085: freevo: not compatible with Python 2.7?
> Reply-To: 
> 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:
> #474854)
> 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
> CCed)
> I can't see any other distros that have a 2.7 patch, or even any mention
> of 2.7 in the upstream bugtracker.

Oops, looks like a mistake on my part. I can't seem to remember why I bumped the
version to Python 2.7..

Kind regards,
Loong Jin

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