USE_PYTHON version range no longer valid?
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Wed Jan 15 20:24:07 UTC 2014
On Wed, Jan 15, 2014 at 12:47:24PM -0700, Mike Brown wrote:
> A port I maintain (sorta) can only be built under Python 2.2.1 through 2.4.x.
> The app isn't being developed any longer, so patches to get it to build under
> 2.5+ aren't likely to be forthcoming.
> The port Makefile previously had USE_PYTHON= 2.2-2.4, but it was changed this
> week to simply USE_PYTHON=2, with this comment:
> Python cleanup:
> - USE_PYTHON* = 2.X -> USE_PYTHON* = 2
> - USE_PYTHON* = 2.X+ -> USE_PYTHON* = yes
> Reviewed by: python (mva, rm)
> Approved by: portmgr-lurkers (mat)
That means that port should either be removed from the ports tree, or one should
fork it and port it to newer version of python.
Python 2.4- are EOLed upstream for long, we are respecting upstream, so there
nothing more we can do about it.
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