Bug#729924: Default to Python3 builds, add Python2 variants

James McCoy jamessan at debian.org
Sun Apr 24 04:19:01 UTC 2016

On Wed, Apr 06, 2016 at 12:21:33PM +0200, Matthias Klose wrote:
> please find attached a debdiff which builds with Python3 as the default, and
> adds Python2 variants as extra packages.

I understand the desire to have Python3 support, but I'm not keen on
creating separate Python2 and Python3 packages.

>From an initial look, it seems like the only packaged addons that
require Python support both 2 & 3.  Maybe it's time to just switch to
Python3.  I guess the sooner that happens before the release, the more
chance there is for people to complain about broken stuff.

> PS: I left the ubuntu patches in the diff, at least for the unsupported
> status of trusty, the Debian package is doing it wrong.

Yeah, not sure why I moved trusty.  Must've gotten trusty and vivid
confused.  I've fixed that, as well as added yakkety.

> PPS: The python extensions are not linked against libpython to avoid
> dependencies on more than one Python version when we have more than one
> Python3.x version in the archive.

Thanks for explaining the reasoning.

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