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Re: the upcoming Great Python2 Purge™

From: Brett Gilio
Subject: Re: the upcoming Great Python2 Purge™
Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2019 12:38:35 -0600
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Efraim Flashner writes:

> I checked 'guix refresh -l python2' and I got a list of the python2-*
> packages which are leaf packages. I'm not suggesting that we right now
> get rid of them, but it seems to me something worth keeping an eye on.
> 'guix package -A ^python2- | wc -l' gave me 737
> the number of leaf python2 packages I found was 222.
> This is only a first round; I didn't check to see if we were to remove
> these packages how many more leaf python2 packages we would have.

There are a few leaf packages that are being used to generate the
python3 equivalent. So, maybe we should make a list of leaf packages
that are otherwise safe to be dismissed. Also, what is the status of
somebody deciding to move a lot of these to a channel?

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