Post by Andrey Rahmatullin
The code seems to support Python 3 but there is no subpackage.
Reverse deps checked by dak rm -Rnb python-beanstalkc
beanstalkc is used by beanstalkd's DEP-8 tests, which as a consequence
have just been broken. The fact that dak doesn't care about autopkgtests
makes `dak rm -Rnb` especially tricky and we shouldn't rely on just that
to get an idea whether a package can be safely removed or not. It would
be nice if dak had a notion of "Test-Depends" of course, but I don't
think this information exists in the archive's metadata currently.
While I understand the urge to get Python 2 out of bullseye as early as
possible, I don't feel happy about how this particular case was handled,
and I notice that it is not in agreement with what was posted on
In all honesty and leaving  aside, I would very much have preferred
if you had done one of the following instead:
- Open an RC bug on the package to add Python-3 support in the first
place, which would have given me more time to react and at least
spare me writing this e-mail and filing for an ITP in the middle of
- X-Debbugs-Cc ***@packages.debian.org at bug report time,
as finding out at the time of *removal* is arguably too late.
Please keep these in mind before filing for future removals.