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Bug 1807531

Summary: openni requires Python 2 to build
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Petr Viktorin (pviktori) <pviktori>
Component: openniAssignee: Rich Mattes <richmattes>
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Version: 33CC: cz172638, logans, orion, richmattes, tim
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Last Closed: 2021-02-22 02:59:11 UTC Type: Bug
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Description Petr Viktorin (pviktori) 2020-02-26 15:00:16 UTC
Python 2 reached upstream end-of-life in January 2020. In Fedora Rawhide, it's now provided from the compat package `python27`.
Packages that only use Python 2 at build time, like openni, had a general exception to keep using it in Fedora 31. Now, the dependency should be removed.
Let us know if you need any help investigating or removing the dependency. (There are dozens of packages like this, so we didn't investigate this one thoroughly. We assume you know the package best.)

If it's possible that the dependency won't be removed in Fedora 33. Please request a FESCo exception. You can refer to the exception for mercurial as an example:
It's good to mention:

- What is the reason for the Python 2 build dependency?

- What are the upstream/community plans/timelines regarding Python 2?

- What is the guidance for porting the build to Python 3? (Assuming that there is someone who generally knows how to port to Python 3, but doesn't know anything about the particular package, what are the next steps to take?)

If you need anything from us, or something is unclear, please mention it here.

Comment 1 Orion Poplawski 2020-06-01 04:21:35 UTC
Looks like this just involves a couple of simple scripts that likely could be converted to python3 with 2to3.

Comment 2 Ben Cotton 2020-08-11 13:10:15 UTC
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 33 development cycle.
Changing version to 33.

Comment 3 Petr Viktorin (pviktori) 2021-01-13 20:24:48 UTC
The listed URL now redirects me to an iPhone ad.

Do you have any update on the openni package?

Comment 4 Petr Viktorin (pviktori) 2021-01-14 20:39:49 UTC

Comment 5 Petr Viktorin (pviktori) 2021-01-14 20:40:19 UTC
I mean:

Comment 6 Rich Mattes 2021-01-21 18:06:22 UTC
Thanks, I'll test it out this weekend.

Comment 7 Petr Viktorin (pviktori) 2021-02-10 15:06:52 UTC
How did it go?

Comment 8 Rich Mattes 2021-02-22 02:59:11 UTC
Looks good, i applied the patch in f34 and rawhide.