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In an effort to follow the Python2 deprecation on the 1st of January 2020, here is a listing of current Buildroot packages that depend on Python2 (as of master during the Buildroot developer days at ELCE2019)

Non Python packages

These packages integrate with Python2: either they contain scripts written in Python, or they install Python libraries as byproducts.

  • alsa-lib (install Python module with option BR2_PACKAGE_ALSA_LIB_PYTHON): To be tested
  • crudini: currently in v0.9, can be bumped to 0.9.3 which adds py3 support
  • dstat: currently in v0.7.3, can be bumped to v0.7.4 which adds py3 support
  • fail2ban: at a first glance, does not seem to support Python3 !
  • gdb: seems to be compatible with both Python 2 and 3, but not sure since which version
  • gnuradio: currently in v3.7.13.5, can be bumped to v3.8+ which supports Python 3
  • jailhouse: no clear indication, but there are some signs towards Python 3 support (
  • Kodi: Upstream announces an ongoing effort to move to Python3 in the upcoming v19: Only Python2 for now !
  • libdnet: latest release v1.11 dates back from 2005, and only talks about Py2.3 or 2.4. There is most probably no Python3 support, because the latter was released in 2008
  • nmap: the ndiff utility is still tied to Python2, syntactically incompatible with Python3
  • pcm-tools: the pmu-query script is still tied to Python2, syntactically incompatible with Python3
  • supervisor: currently in v3.1.4, support for Python3 was added in v4.0.0 (

Python packages

(TBD) These packages are Python libraries that can then be imported by Python scripts