[openstack-dev] [all] Time to remove Python2.6 jobs from master

Luigi Toscano ltoscano at redhat.com
Tue Jul 14 09:58:16 UTC 2015

On Tuesday 14 of July 2015 10:33:18 Ihar Hrachyshka wrote:
> On 07/14/2015 01:46 AM, Perry, Sean wrote:
> >> -----Original Message----- From: Doug Hellmann
> >> 
> >> I don't *want* to keep 2.6 support around, and I do understand
> >> that the requirements work will be made easier.  I'm just trying
> >> to understand what other impact dropping it will have.
> > 
> > It will break RHEL 5 (maybe early 6 too) and older RH systems.
> > Ubuntu older than 9 I think (which is beyond unsupported). Not sure
> > about other Linux dists.
> > 
> > Basically if RHEL 5 is no longer a valid target and we are sure all
> > of the 6s have updated then let's nuke it from orbit.
> I don't believe there was any release of RHEL-OSP that targeted RHEL
> 5. As for RHEL 6, the last version that got support for it was OSP5
> which is based on Icehouse.
> Speaking of RDO, there were attempts to get nova pieces of Juno
> backported to RHEL 6 (mostly for CERN). Other than that, I don't think
> anyone considers to run anything Kilo+ on RHEL 6, and it will probably
> fail to work properly since a lot of underlying platform components in
> RHEL 6 would be not ready for new features. (RHEL-OSP could
> potentially get all the needed pieces in place, but there was a
> decision not to go this route and instead require RHEL 7 for anything
> Juno+).

Some Sahara plugins (HDP, CDH) supports only CentOS6/RHEL6. In order to 
generate images for them, even if diskimage-builder some scripts need to run 
on the guest directly. So at least diskimage-builder should keep Python 2.6 
support for guests (RHEL6 ships with Python 2.6)


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