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

Andreas Jaeger aj at suse.com
Thu Jul 16 17:42:12 UTC 2015

On 07/14/2015 11:58 AM, Luigi Toscano wrote:
> 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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