On Thu, Dec 5, 2019 at 2:56 PM Rich Freeman <ri...@gentoo.org> wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 5, 2019 at 8:42 AM Jason A. Donenfeld <zx...@gentoo.org> wrote:
> >
> > Hi,
> >
> > Aaron has marked tons of important and useful Python 2.7 packages for 
> > removal:
> >
> > Can we not do this prematurely? I've revered this commit until such a
> > thing an be appropriately agreed upon.
> Might make sense to wait to mask them at the same time as masking
> python 2.7 itself?  Maybe file a bug if not already done to make
> maintainers aware that this is coming?
> I assume the python team is the one deciding when python 2.7 has to go
> (after all, who else is going to maintain it?).  The fact that this is
> about a month off did come up in another recent thread but I don't
> think it was intended as a formal announcement.

It's one thing to mask python libraries in general. If gentoo isn't
going to support 2.7, then those libraries don't make sense to  keep

It's quite another to mask random packages that have USE flags to
optionally support whatever python 2.7 library. If you're going to
last rites these, talk with the maintainer first, and only then, send
emails one at a time. Doing that en masse isn't appropriate.

On another topic, I'd prefer for python 2.7 not to be removed from
gentoo. Tons of code still uses it.

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