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Bug 1886932 - sems requires Python 2 to build [NEEDINFO]
Summary: sems requires Python 2 to build
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: sems
Version: 34
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Peter Lemenkov
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
Blocks: BRPY27
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2020-10-09 18:53 UTC by Petr Viktorin
Modified: 2021-07-14 12:30 UTC (History)
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Description Petr Viktorin 2020-10-09 18:53:19 UTC
Python 2 reached upstream end-of-life in January 2020. In Fedora, it's now provided from the deprecated compat package `python2.7`. It should not be added as a new  dependency, as it was in sems 1.7.0-0.4.20200311.git.baad471.

If it's possible that the dependency won't be removed in Fedora 34, 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 Petr Viktorin 2021-01-13 20:36:05 UTC
Do you have any update?

Comment 2 Ben Cotton 2021-02-09 15:20:12 UTC
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 34 development cycle.
Changing version to 34.

Comment 3 Petr Viktorin 2021-07-14 12:30:07 UTC

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