[Pkg-fonts-devel] Bug#876439: Bug#876439: Continue providing Python 2 libraries

Rene Engelhard rene at debian.org
Wed Oct 4 09:14:44 UTC 2017


On Wed, Oct 04, 2017 at 04:26:45PM +0800, Yao Wei wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 04, 2017 at 10:22:22AM +0200, Rene Engelhard wrote:
> > in my initial report. (But yes, python-fonttools/python3-fonttools would make sense,
> > but then fonttools probably should depends on the python3 thingy and people who need
> > the python2 module can build-depend on python-fonttools. Or does stuff use stuff
> > from fonttools _and a different_ python version?
> I believe that the package "fonttools" is actually for transitional
> purposes so it should depend on python-fonttools instead of
> python3-fonttools.  Do we actually using its executable directly, or we
> use it as a library?

# dpkg -L fonttools | grep bin

I don't see how this qualifies as "for transitional purposes". The module
does indeed need to split out, though. I just saw there's
https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=877165 already for this.

I can imagine it being used as binary, too. For my case it's used as a
library. (but it's already ported to python3, thanks to Mattia Rizzolo)



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