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Bug 1808352 - vboot-utils requires Python 2 to build
Summary: vboot-utils requires Python 2 to build
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: vboot-utils
Version: rawhide
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Peter Robinson
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
Blocks: BRPY27
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2020-02-28 10:02 UTC by Petr Viktorin
Modified: 2020-03-01 09:40 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2020-03-01 09:40:16 UTC
Type: Bug

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Description Petr Viktorin 2020-02-28 10:02:25 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 vboot-utils, had a general exception to keep using it in Fedora 31. Now, the dependency should be removed.

Switching to Python 3 seemed easy to me (though I don't necessarily
know much about vboot-utils). So I opened a pull request:

Could you merge it?
If not, if it's possible that the Python 2 build dependency won't get
removed in Fedora 33, please let us know; the package will need
a FESCo exception.

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

Comment 1 Peter Robinson 2020-02-28 13:27:34 UTC
I will deal with it when I have the time to deal with rebasing to upstream and the FTBFS ticket, the PR has already made me aware of the problem, yet more tickets is only going to waste my time to work on it by dealiing with pointless duplicate tickets!

Comment 2 Petr Viktorin 2020-02-28 14:00:11 UTC
Sorry. Unfortunately, there's no good way to tell if you're one of the many packagers who ignore pull requests.

Comment 3 Peter Robinson 2020-03-01 09:40:16 UTC
(In reply to Petr Viktorin from comment #2)
> Sorry. Unfortunately, there's no good way to tell if you're one of the many
> packagers who ignore pull requests.

And spamming with more tickets is even a worse way!

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