python26 remnants

Jon Turney
Sat Feb 18 16:13:14 GMT 2023

On 12/01/2023 16:53, Jon Turney via Cygwin-apps wrote:
> Preparatory to removal of python27, the final python2 version, I've been 
> cleaning up the last remnants of python26.
> There are still some old (pre-2012) packages which install files into 
> /usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/, I removed the following package 
> versions:
> bzr-fastimport-0.13.0-1
> cvs2svn-2.3.0-1
> getmail-4.34.0-1
> python-fastimport-0.9.2-1
> python-feedparser-5.0.1-1
> python-pyrex-0.9.9-2
> xml2po-0.20.10-1 (gnome-doc-utils)
> I retained for the moment, as the most recent version:
> archivemail-0.9.0-1
> flawfinder-1.27-2
> Jari,
> As the maintainer of both of these, what do you want to do with these 
> two packages?
> These are just python scripts, which install an .egg-info file into 
> usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/
> I am sceptical that they work as desired currently, as the python 
> scripts which they contain probably assume /usr/bin/python is python2, 
> which is increasingly unlikely to be the case.
> If you want to orphan them, they will be removed.
> If you think they are still useful, it would help if you could please 
> produce updated packages for python3, or assure me that isn't needed.

In the absence of any response, I have assumed they are orphaned, and 
removed archivemail and flawfinder.

If that's not what you wanted to happen, please let me know.

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