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FS#64350 - [gconf] Drop python2 dependency

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Chris Billington (chrisjbillington) - Friday, 01 November 2019, 21:31 GMT
Last edited by David Runge (dvzrv) - Tuesday, 19 November 2019, 22:27 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Extra
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No

Details

gconf is old and not many packages depend on it, but since Python 2 is EOL in two months, I had a look at porting the only script in gconf that depends on Python 2 to Python 3:

https://gitlab.gnome.org/Archive/gconf/merge_requests/3/

Since it's an obsolete project, I doubt the merge request will be merged, but if gconf is going to stay in the Arch repos then Arch may want to ship the patch in order to drop the Python 2 dependency.

Link to raw patch:

https://gitlab.gnome.org/chrisjbillington/gconf/commit/9fe9bf3b81954b49393983d4ced6dadfd887b067.patch

Or just run `2to3 -w gsettings/gsettings-schema-convert` in `prepare()` instead of the `sed` command - that's all the patch is.
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Closed by  David Runge (dvzrv)
Tuesday, 19 November 2019, 22:27 GMT
Reason for closing:  Won't fix
Additional comments about closing:  gconf will be removed (soonish)
Comment by Michel Koss (MichelKoss1) - Saturday, 02 November 2019, 13:31 GMT
There is in-progress work to remove gconf from repos completely so it doesn't make sense patching it: https://www.archlinux.org/todo/phasing-out-gconf-and-libglade/
Comment by Chris Billington (chrisjbillington) - Saturday, 02 November 2019, 15:11 GMT
Ok, thanks for the information, fair enough! Requesting closure. Once gconf is dropped to the AUR I may make the same request to the packager there, depending on whether Spotify and some others still depend on it.

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