Python2 plugin deprecated, but new plugin not documented?

Barry Warsaw barry at
Tue Oct 4 00:11:10 UTC 2016

On Oct 03, 2016, at 07:51 PM, Sergio Schvezov wrote:

>Did this ever work?
>dpkg -S /usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/lazr/
>Tells me it is not owned by any package so very unlikely that a
>`stage-packages entry would of brought it in. I am interested!

lazr is a namespace package, which presents problems for the Debian ecosystem
in Python 2.  Because there would be subpackage contention for ownership on
the lazr/ file, actually *no* package owns it, and instead the
Python helpers manage that file as needed.  This is solved in Python 3 by PEP

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