[vbox-dev] Python2 dependency in VitrualBox 6.1.26

Klaus Espenlaub klaus.espenlaub at oracle.com
Thu Jul 29 17:52:29 GMT 2021

The next release (6.1.28, whenever it will happen) should not have the 
python2 dependency any more. Hope that the additional comments in the 
packaging are clear enough so that this issue will never re-occur.


On 2021-07-29 19:10, Klaus Espenlaub wrote:
> Detailed investigation revealed that the removal of the python2 
> dependency was due to a build issue with 6.1.24 where the release 
> engineer used a workaround (there was a build failure) which had this 
> side effect.
> In any case, the dependency (which was actually added back by a 
> developer in 6.1.6) should not be there.
> The python3 support still needs some work because practically every 
> Ubuntu version has a different 3.x version (which means that we'd need 
> to build many more packages for the various Ubuntu versions). There is 
> a special stable API for python3 which we need to adapt our code to 
> use, then it will be feasible.
> It is the required library which causes those API dependencies. The 
> actual python scripts are long adapted and can be used by python3 
> without trouble.
> Klaus
> On 2021-07-29 07:18, 1 1 wrote:
>> Hello, in version 6.1.24 was removed dependency on python2. Why in 
>> version 6.1.26 was returned? When will migration to python3? Thanks!
>> OS: Kubuntu 20.04 x64
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