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

Rene Engelhard rene at debian.org
Wed Oct 4 09:34:29 UTC 2017


On Wed, Oct 04, 2017 at 02:49:07PM +0530, Balasankar C wrote:
> If we are splitting out python libraries, we need to have both
> python-fonttools and python3-fonttools packages, at least till Python 2's
> EOL (or Python 2 is out of Debian). Even though mostly used as a library,
> fonttools do ship some binaries (like pyftinspect) that can remain in
> fonttools package.
> So, I think there should be three packages
> 1. python-fonttools (Python 2.x libraries)
> 2. python3-fonttools (Pytohn 3.x libraries)
> 3. fonttools (Binaries like pyftinspect)
> fonttools should depend on python-fonttools. Once when Python 2 is out of
> Debian, we can make python-fonttools use Python 3 and drop
> python3-fonttools.

I agree with you except the latter part. Let's make fonttools depend on
python3-fonttools. Stuff needing python2 can build-depend on python-fonttools



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