Re: Bringing back lang/python27 with few modules?

From: Maxim Sobolev <>
Date: Thu, 18 Nov 2021 00:39:48 UTC

GCC 4.6 is unmaintained for many years. It's open source after all. We have
a mighty community who can patch and carry things once active maintenance
is over.

Sorry I stand corrected, lang/python27 is still there indeed. Then the
removal of things like lang/pypy / lang/pypy3 is somewhat a mystery to me.
My main frustration comes from the fact that `pkg install pypy3' no longer
works in a freshly installed 12.x, yet it worked just fine two years ago
and long before that as well. :(

There is also this warning in Mk/Uses/, which is somewhat
contrfactual now in November 2021:

abd81a62faf64 (Antoine Brodin         2020-02-23 21:49:41 +0000 325) .if
${_PYTHON_ARGS} == 2.7
abd81a62faf64 (Antoine Brodin         2020-02-23 21:49:41 +0000 326)
DEV_WARNING+=              "lang/python27 reached End of Life and will be
removed on 2020-12-31, consider converting to a modern version of python"

So I guess there is still a chance to get lang/pypy3 back? If and while
lang/python27 is still there and is not going to be kicked out tomorrow.


On Wed, Nov 17, 2021 at 2:16 AM Rene Ladan <> wrote:

> On Wed, Nov 17, 2021 at 12:37:07AM -0800, Maxim Sobolev wrote:
> > P.S. AFAIK our documented criteria for removing a port is when one of the
> > following is true:
> >  o Port lacks maintaintership;
> >  o Port has issues building on supported releases;
> >  o Port clearly has no users/use;
> >  o Port has some serious security issues.
> >
> > The lang/python27 did not belong to either of those bins, IMHO.
> "Unmaintained upstream" is also a criterion, and Python 2.7 fits there.
> Old GCC ports are slowly being phased out too ;)
> Regards,
> René