changing the python default from 2.6 to 2.7

Scott Kitterman ubuntu at
Wed Dec 8 01:51:16 GMT 2010

On Tuesday, December 07, 2010 07:51:24 pm Matthias Klose wrote:
> On 08.12.2010 01:30, Scott Kitterman wrote:
> > On Tuesday, December 07, 2010 07:05:03 pm Matthias Klose wrote:
> >> Tomorrow, Wednesday December 8, we'll change the default Python version
> >> in Natty from 2.6 to 2.7.
> > 
> > Where did we do the assessment of the rebuilds done over the weekend that
> > was decided on at the Release Team meeting?
> the rebuilds were done, and build failures fixed on the same weekend.  you
> can see the remaining issues at
> None of these are critical.  I don't see any reason to delay this switch,
> although we still have to fix < 2% build issues with these packages.
> We certainly will see issues with 2.7 as the default, but we won't see
> these without having 2.7 as the default.  Again, a rebuild test with 2.7
> as the default was done by Barry, so I think these issues are manageable. 
> Alpha time is the right time to do that.

Your bug list is incomplete (see pykaraoke on powerpc for one example).  
Without a complete list (I've no idea what else is missing, but the number of 
new build failures on py* packages on is 
noticably longer than your bug list).  I agree we need to move forward, but I 
think we need to understand where we are first.  It may be OK, but I don't get 
the impression it's been looked at very hard.

Scott K

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