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Bug 719788 - dev-python/python-distutils-extra: removal?
Summary: dev-python/python-distutils-extra: removal?
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Python Gentoo Team
Depends on:
Reported: 2020-04-27 11:54 UTC by Michał Górny
Modified: 2022-06-05 14:07 UTC (History)
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Description Michał Górny archtester Gentoo Infrastructure gentoo-dev Security 2020-04-27 11:54:59 UTC
The launchpad homepage [1] is definitely dead.  There seem to be some new releases from [2] but it's unclear if it's moved, forked or just internal Debian maintenance fork.  I can't find a bug tracker there, and the old one on launchpad is dead.

If we can't find a proper upstream that accepts bug reports for this package, we should aim to remove it.

Comment 1 Michał Górny archtester Gentoo Infrastructure gentoo-dev Security 2020-04-28 09:09:00 UTC
I've gotten a reply from the current maintainer.  Basically, upstream is gone and Debian is keeping this on life support.  We can try filing Debian bugs.  I've also submitted a few merge requests to keep this alive for a while more but I suppose we should discourage people from using it.
Comment 2 Michał Górny archtester Gentoo Infrastructure gentoo-dev Security 2022-06-05 14:07:02 UTC
Also the tests fail when using distutils bundled in setuptools.