Drop support for Python 3.5

Running repo with Python 3.5 fails due to the use of the encoding
parameter to subprocess.run(). There are also f-strings being used in
some of the tests.

This drops support for these systems:
* Ubuntu Xenial: released Apr 2016, EOS Apr 2021, EOL Apr 2024
* Debian Stretch: released Jun 2017, EOL Jun 2022

So the minimum required distros now are:
* Ubuntu Bionic: released Apr 2018 w/Python 3.6
* Debian Buster: released Jul 2019 w/Python 3.7

Change-Id: I1144f7ab6f882b10cac0131982df081fe4ac44f9
Reviewed-on: https://gerrit-review.googlesource.com/c/git-repo/+/303363
Reviewed-by: Mike Frysinger <vapier@google.com>
Tested-by: Peter Kjellerstedt <peter.kjellerstedt@axis.com>
5 files changed
tree: 0a42ec1a817f733567a4b3d8a4ce533a1380fc30
  1. .flake8
  2. .gitattributes
  3. .github/
  4. .gitignore
  5. .mailmap
  6. .project
  7. .pydevproject
  9. MANIFEST.in
  10. README.md
  12. color.py
  13. command.py
  14. completion.bash
  15. docs/
  16. editor.py
  17. error.py
  18. event_log.py
  19. git_command.py
  20. git_config.py
  21. git_refs.py
  22. git_ssh
  23. git_superproject.py
  24. git_trace2_event_log.py
  25. gitc_utils.py
  26. hooks.py
  27. hooks/
  28. main.py
  29. manifest_xml.py
  30. pager.py
  31. platform_utils.py
  32. platform_utils_win32.py
  33. progress.py
  34. project.py
  35. release/
  36. repo
  37. repo_trace.py
  38. requirements.json
  39. run_tests
  40. setup.py
  41. ssh.py
  42. subcmds/
  43. tests/
  44. tox.ini
  45. wrapper.py


Repo is a tool built on top of Git. Repo helps manage many Git repositories, does the uploads to revision control systems, and automates parts of the development workflow. Repo is not meant to replace Git, only to make it easier to work with Git. The repo command is an executable Python script that you can put anywhere in your path.


Please use the repo-discuss mailing list or issue tracker for questions.

You can file a new bug report under the “repo” component.

Please do not e-mail individual developers for support. They do not have the bandwidth for it, and often times questions have already been asked on repo-discuss or bugs posted to the issue tracker. So please search those sites first.


Many distros include repo, so you might be able to install from there.

# Debian/Ubuntu.
$ sudo apt-get install repo

# Gentoo.
$ sudo emerge dev-vcs/repo

You can install it manually as well as it's a single script.

$ mkdir -p ~/.bin
$ PATH="${HOME}/.bin:${PATH}"
$ curl https://storage.googleapis.com/git-repo-downloads/repo > ~/.bin/repo
$ chmod a+rx ~/.bin/repo