[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 sinceā€¦ 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.

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