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packages that raise string exceptions

[Barry Warsaw, 2010-05-28]
> On May 18, 2010, at 11:42 PM, anatoly techtonik wrote:
> >Which tests can fail on newer Python versions? I though newer Pythons
> >are backward compatible, except Py3k.
> They are *mostly* compatible, but they cannot be fully 100% backward
> compatible.  Modules and features go through a well defined deprecation cycle,
> __future__ imports get turned on by default, etc, etc.  Why just today we had
> a discussion in #debian-python about string exceptions(!).  Those have been
> deprecated for at least 3.5 years and yet there's still (what Piotr, 100+?)
> packages in Debian that still use them.

Jakub Wilk found the problem and prepared a list of packages affected:

anyone volunteers to check them and report bugs?

(string exceptions are not allowed in Python >= 2.6)
Piotr Ożarowski                         Debian GNU/Linux Developer
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