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Re: Python 2 in the default installation -- progress made!

On Sat, Dec 31, 2016 at 12:30:12AM +1100, Stuart Prescott wrote:
>Dear -boot & -cd,
>In re-reading #758234, I noticed a request that -boot and -cd be kept up to 
>speed with priority changes that might have an impact on the installer.

ACK, thanks!

>In the thread starting at
>	https://lists.debian.org/debian-python/2016/12/msg00070.html
>we have been looking at whether Python 2 can finally be kicked out of the 
>Standard task with only Python 3 being installed rather than both being 
>installed as is currently the case.
>The remaining binary (source) packages that need their priorities changed are:
>* python (python-defaults)
>* python2.7 (python2.7)
>* python-apt (python-apt)
>* python-gpg (gpgme1.0)
>The relevant maintainers seem to be happy with these changes. (Upcoming 
>python-defaults and python2.7 uploads will change the source packages; python-
>apt and python-gpg already have 'optional' within the source package). Bugs 
>asking the ftp team to change the overrides are ready to be filed.
>Additionally, changed dependencies are needed in:
>* logrotate (Recommends: mailx → bsd-mailx | mailx), #849743
>Your comments on (and hopefully assent to) these changes would be welcome.

On behalf of the debian-cd team, I have no problems with what you're
pointing out.

Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK.                                steve@einval.com
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