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Bug 726042 - media-sound/ardour - python 3 compatibility
Summary: media-sound/ardour - python 3 compatibility
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Professional Audio Applications Maintainers
Depends on:
Blocks: py3-tracker, python-3-incompatible
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Reported: 2020-05-29 07:53 UTC by Martin Cihlář
Modified: 2020-08-12 18:04 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Martin Cihlář 2020-05-29 07:53:10 UTC
Gentoo's Ardour ebuild still has its PYTHON_COMPAT variable set to python2_7 exclusively. It has been confirmed on the Ardour forums that Python is used for its WAF build system only and the version they use is compatible with both Python 2 and 3.

I've tested the media-sound/ardour-6.0 ebuild with "PYTHON_COMPAT=( python{2_7,3_7} )" and only dev-lang/python:3.7 and 3.8 installed, I can confirm it builds and runs.

Reproducible: Always
Comment 1 Larry the Git Cow gentoo-dev 2020-08-12 18:04:59 UTC
The bug has been closed via the following commit(s):

commit 0b94703700b420be51b83e1d13b0b00a62677658
Author:     Miroslav Šulc <>
AuthorDate: 2020-08-12 18:04:33 +0000
Commit:     Miroslav Šulc <>
CommitDate: 2020-08-12 18:04:51 +0000

    media-sound/ardour: bump to 6.2, dropped 5.12, py3
    Package-Manager: Portage-3.0.2, Repoman-2.3.23
    Signed-off-by: Miroslav Šulc <>

 media-sound/ardour/Manifest                        |   3 +-
 media-sound/ardour/ardour-5.12.ebuild              | 137 ---------------------
 .../{ardour-6.0.ebuild => ardour-6.2.ebuild}       |  17 ++-
 media-sound/ardour/ardour-9999.ebuild              |  17 ++-
 .../ardour/files/ardour-4.x-revision-naming.patch  |  38 ------
 5 files changed, 17 insertions(+), 195 deletions(-)