[mythtv] Moving to Python 3 problems
hobbes1069 at gmail.com
Fri Nov 30 15:21:40 UTC 2018
On Fri, Nov 30, 2018 at 8:45 AM Gary Buhrmaster <gary.buhrmaster at gmail.com>
> The actual plan, as I understand it, is a bit more
> complicated. First, python2 will be marked as
> deprecated, but will still be available (for those
> that need it), but the default installs will not
> include python2 as python2 will no longer be
> supported. Second, the python alias will point
> to python3, rather than python2 (so shebangs
> that specify python will need to change if they
> really require python2).
Unfortunately some packages have already moved to being python3 only...
> For MythTV, moving to python3 will require going
> through all the bindings and fixing not only the
> code, but some of the build/install processes
> (Qt has made some changes that indirectly
> effect these things too). There are some
> automated tools that assist the process.
> Going through the python bindings is on my
> (long) list to look at, but is behind a number of
> other things that are also on the list. If you are
> are a developer that can do the work, I will delete
> it from my (eventual) todo list. Thanks!
I know enough to hack at it but I wouldn't consider myself a developer...
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