Remove Python2 for 18.04?
bryan.quigley at canonical.com
Fri Oct 27 19:22:19 UTC 2017
2 items keeping python2.7-minimal on the livecd.
Was added in 2010 for using a CIFS root= in casper.
That seems like a very specific use case, that could just be on a
customized image? (it also appears in server manifest)
Was added 9/2017  as part of moving from fcitx. This package
hasn't been updated since 2013. Previously we've added it to the
desktop session and then
removed for ibus-pinyin for size (and in this case it seems better maintained).
Once installed, I believe the remaining libpython2 are both due to
Samba, which is well known as a blocking python2 dependency :
gnome-control-center from a temporary patch for printer sharing
gvfs-backends - from samba support
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