Images build & test suite environment is not installable on sid anymore
Trying to upgrade my sid today, I eventually get to:
sudo apt full-upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Calculating upgrade... Done The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required: python-crypto python-yaml Use 'sudo apt autoremove' to remove them. The following packages will be REMOVED: libpython-stdlib python python-cliapp python-distro-info python-jabberbot python-minimal python-potr python-xmpp vmdebootstrap The following packages will be upgraded: libpython2-stdlib python2 python2-minimal 3 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 9 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
That's because of an intentional change:
- Stop building the python, python-dev, python-dbg, python-doc, python-minimal, libpython-dev, libpython-dbg, libpython-stdlib packages.
Mid-term the real fixes are #15349 (closed) and #17031 (closed) but none of those is going to happen overnight, and in the meantime those of us who use sid need a working build & test suite environment.
So I propose we:
- add an
isobuilder-bullseyesuite to our custom APT repo, ideally with an
- upload there equivs-generated packages to replace those that are going away in sid, e.g. a
pythonpackage that merely has
Depends: python2and a version number that workarounds
… so that the packages we do need (
vmdebootstrap) remain installable until we've migrated to better supported software.