Just as an update to what exactly is RHEL python 2.6...

This is the expanded source rpm:


The main one here appears to be:

- python-2.6.6-ordereddict-backport.patch

Full changelog @ http://paste.ubuntu.com/8405082/

Overall I'd personally like to get rid of python 2.6, and move on, but then I'd 
also like to get rid of 2.7 and move on also ;)

- Josh

On Sep 22, 2014, at 11:17 AM, Monty Taylor <mord...@inaugust.com> wrote:

> On 09/22/2014 10:58 AM, Kevin L. Mitchell wrote:
>> On Mon, 2014-09-22 at 10:32 -0700, Armando M. wrote:
>>> What about:
>>> https://github.com/openstack/neutron/blob/master/test-requirements.txt#L12
>> Pulling in ordereddict doesn't do anything if your code doesn't use it
>> when OrderedDict isn't in collections, which is the case here.  Further,
>> there's no reason that _get_collection_kwargs() needs to use an
>> OrderedDict: it's initialized in an arbitrary order (generator
>> comprehension over a set), then later passed to functions with **, which
>> converts it to a plain old dict.
> So - as an update to this, this is due to RedHat once again choosing to
> backport features from 2.7 into a thing they have labeled 2.6.
> We test 2.6 on Centos6 - which means we get RedHat's patched version of
> Python2.6 - which, it turns out, isn't really 2.6 - so while you might
> want to assume that we're testing 2.6 - we're not - we're testing
> 2.6-as-it-appears-in-RHEL.
> This brings up a question - in what direction do we care/what's the
> point in the first place?
> Some points to ponder:
> - 2.6 is end of life - so the fact that this is coming up is silly, we
> should have stopped caring about it in OpenStack 2 years ago at least
> - Maybe we ACTUALLY only care about 2.6-on-RHEL - since that was the
> point of supporting it at all
> - Maybe we ACTUALLY care about 2.6 support across the board, in which
> case we should STOP testing using Centos6 which is not actually 2.6
> I vote for just amending our policy right now and killing 2.6 with
> prejudice.
> (also, I have heard a rumor that there are people running in to problems
> due to the fact that they are deploying onto a two-release-old version
> of Debian. No offense - but there is no way we're supporting that)
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