[2019-11-29 14:49:12+0100] Mathy Vanvoorden: > > I tried removing python2 on a handful of test systems over the last week > > ... it's back everywhere. > > > > > I attempted the same over the last couple of days as I was thinking "It's > going anyway, why not get a head start?". I had to do the following: > > * Remove metagen > * Remove rr > * Update kodi and related packages to 9999 (I know they are working on > getting their 19.0 package out asap because of the 2.7 EOL) > * Update clang and related packages to 9.0.0 > * Remove python dependency in libdbusmenu (it's not needed, PR here: > https://github.com/gentoo/gentoo/pull/13790) > * Port gnome-doc-utils to python3 ( > https://github.com/gentoo/gentoo/pull/13791) > * Remove qt-creator as it depends on clang 8, changing USE to -clang would > also work but not really using it anyway atm > * Remove gconf dep from discord-bin ( > https://github.com/gentoo/gentoo/pull/13793) > * Remove gconf dep from spotify (https://github.com/gentoo/gentoo/pull/13794 > ) > * Update gcr to 3.34.0 (https://github.com/gentoo/gentoo/pull/13798) > * Unmask a number of other packages that luckily did have updated versions > available: samba, talloc, javatoolkit, tdb, tevent, ldb, itstool, > dropbox-cli, nodejs > * Unmerge typing (now provided by python package) > * Reinstall m2crypto, python-typing, scons > * Reinstall crda with patch in https://bugs.gentoo.org/693728 > * Manually fix some packages that were not being selected for emerge by -N: > m2crypto, virtual/python-typing, typing, scons > > Unfortunately I was not able to completely purge python2.7 from my system. > The base package is still installed as it is required to build qtwebkit, > qtwebengine, zziplib, firefox and spidermonkey. At least however I am now > running with -python_targets_python2_7 so there's that.
Been running my server without python2 since… 2019-11-16 I thought it was more than that but still quite a lot considering that I kept clang-8 for a while before switching to clang-9 on it. (I use clang as main compiler, I'm also deprecating gcc so prefer to play it safe) I still have a bunch of stuff on my desktop&laptop requiring python2, like nodejs or renpy but it's getting quite better in the last months, one I'm trully fearing about how it will go is dev-util/scons, I guess a lot of patches will be required on the releases. I think this kind of discussion might be better on the forums or a user list btw.