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Re: python-debian: switch ar implementation to python-arpy

On Thu, Aug 01, 2013 at 04:47:45PM +0200, Helmut Grohne wrote:
> Package: python-debian
> Version: 0.1.21+nmu2
> Severity: wishlist
> Control: block -1 by 704594

> On Thu, Aug 01, 2013 at 04:19:42PM +0200, Stefano Zacchiroli wrote:
> > Can you please file a bug report about that (ideally marking the pending
> > ITPs as blockers for it)? Regarding changing interfaces it would be
> > better not to do that, of course, but even more so because it's not
> > clear to me how many users of the debfile module are out there in the
> > wild. We can do a call for it or something, but let's move the
> > discussion to an appropriate bug report first.

> Sure. Here is your bug. So let me give a summary of advantages of the
> move:
>  * Less code.
>  * Works with non-seekable fileobjs.
>  * #642020 is fixed for free (but there also is a patch).
>  * #689313 would be obsoleted (but there also is a patch).
>  * python-arpy has a responsive upstream and maintainer.

The python-arpy package in the NEW queue doesn't have a python3 version, so
this would regress python-debian.  You might want to fix this first.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
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