On Wed, Sep 21, 2016 at 1:36 PM, Niels de Vos <nde...@redhat.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 21, 2016 at 11:53:43AM +0530, Atin Mukherjee wrote:
>> <https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1377941>
>>
>> As of now we don't check for build sanity on RHEL5/centos-5 distros.
>> I believe Gluster still has legacy support for these distros. Here we could
>> either add a glusterfs-devrpms script for el5 for every patch submission or
>> at worst have a nightly build to check the sanity of el5 build on mainline
>> branch to ensure we don't break further?
>
> Currently there is no way to build only the Gluster client part. This is
> a limitation in the autoconf/automake scripts. The server-side requires
> fancy things that are not available (in the required versions) for
> different parts (mainly GlusterD?).
>
> Once we have a "./configre --without-server" or similar, there is no use
> in trying to build for RHEL/CentOS-5.
>
> Niels

This was discussed in today's community meeting.

Kaleb reminded everyone that the community decided to stop supporting
and building packages for EL5 from glusterfs-3.8 [1].

With this in mind, the opinion was that we will be willing to accept
patches that help build GlusterFs on EL5 (only patches like what Neils
has described above).
But we will not be building EL5 packages or be running tests on EL5.

For more information on the discussion, refer to the meeting logs. [2]

~kaushal

[1] https://www.gluster.org/pipermail/gluster-devel/2016-April/048955.html
[2] 
https://meetbot.fedoraproject.org/gluster-meeting/2016-09-21/weekly_community_meeting_21-sep-2016.2016-09-21-11.59.log.html


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