Walid wrote:
> Thanks Rob, we have native python2.4, and anaconda python 2.7,  so i
> guess if anything needs python 2.6 or greater it would not be an issue.
> I  am just wondering if there are people using the upstream project in
> such a legacy system ;-)

It's not just python, it's all the modules as well.

In the end the issue isn't so much ipa-client as all the related
dependencies. The ipa-client package just helps configure things, sssd
does all the heavy lifting. If you wanted to backport anything I'd start
there, and it is likely extremely non-trivial.

I know that people still use RHEL-5 and the current 2.2-based client.
It, and its related packages, generally works fine you just miss out on
some of the newer features, particularly in sssd (like sudo and autofs).

rob

> 
> 
> On 20 August 2014 16:55, Rob Crittenden <rcrit...@redhat.com
> <mailto:rcrit...@redhat.com>> wrote:
> 
>     Walid wrote:
>     > Hello All,
>     >
>     > What is the recommendation on having ipa2 clients connecting to IPA 3
>     > server, we have some RHEL5.3 clients (I know they are EOL, however end
>     > user still wants as it is)  that we would like to connect them to IPA
>     > 3.x server running RHEL6.5.
> 
>     Should work fine with no problems.
> 
>     > Any one running free-ipa on RHEL instead of the Red Hat packages on
>     > RHEL5, and RHEL6?
> 
>     Depending on the versions of IPA and RHEL it can be difficult but not
>     impossible. The biggest obstacle is missing or older dependencies, some
>     of which are extremely non-trivial to backport.
> 
>     RHEL 5 still has Python 2.4 which makes the backport that much more
>     difficult.
> 
>     rob
> 
> 

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