Re: Bringing back lang/python27 with few modules?

From: Eugene Grosbein <>
Date: Thu, 18 Nov 2021 08:43:52 UTC
17.11.2021 17:16, 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.

This is bad criterion for open source software and should not be considered without other reasons
like "unfetchable" or "has known critical vulnerabilities".