On Thu, Dec 5, 2019 at 8:59 AM Jason A. Donenfeld <zx...@gentoo.org> wrote: > > 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.
++ - I have no idea if that happened. For anything USE-controlled it would make more sense to file a bug or mask the package-flag combo itself. > > On another topic, I'd prefer for python 2.7 not to be removed from > gentoo. Tons of code still uses it. > I'm sure a million people would share that preference. I'm not sure what the upstream/security status is of 2.7. Obviously to keep it around it would need to be reasonably secure, and somebody within Gentoo would have to want to maintain it. That's basically the criteria for keeping anything like this around. If somebody stepped up and said "I'm maintaining 2.7 and here is why it will remain secure..." I doubt they'd get a lot of resistance. -- Rich