On 4/30/20 1:43 PM, web.p...@gmail.com
> Several distros like Debian and Ubuntu are now droping python2 from there repositories. It means that bup will be dropped as well everywhere soon if it can't run with python3.
> Is there any ongoing plan to port it to python 3 as it sounds a bit urgent now?
> I maintain kup-backup for Debian which use bup as backend. ...
I am on Fedora everywhere, and until f32 release few days ago, I was
happy and careless `dnf install bup`  user (Thank you, Tadej! ).
Now, for the sites I support, I began thinking to replace (temporarily
[i]) bup (1) with a simple f30 [ii] RPMs based systemd-nspawn container,
with mkosi definition (systemd-container package and mkosi python3
script seems to be available anywhere ).
But @Thomas ... , for active Ubuntu users, perhaps more apropriate
temporary solution would be a bup snap  (confinement: classic, python2)?.
P.S. I know barely nothing about Snappy technology, except that it is a)
not so bad pycharm  delivery option (for all popular distributions)
and b) their team tries (very gently) to contribute to the sqlite
project (which is somewhat ... conservative) a killer clustering feature
, (which of course is used in the snapd stack) based on binary
transaction log shipping - IMHO, the project deserve admiration, just
for that :-). Anyway, I am willing to help with the snap, if considered.
[i] until I manage to verify bup-save-s of python3/bup-0.30 for
[ii] not f31, because f30 also have python2-tornado (i.e. bup-web)
f32 also contains python27, but not out-of-the-box: acl, xattr,
Tadej Janež, bup maintainer in Fedora/descendant-or-self::*
Everywhere, except alpine and slack of course :-)
IMHO, pycharm CE is currently is the best open-source python
code bases browser. It is deliverable in e.g. Fedora with:
dnf install snapd && snap install pycharm-community
so, something way more simple like bup, should be possible
to be "installed" the same way, too.