[PATCH] Raise minimum python version to 2.5

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Tue Apr 9 10:06:11 MDT 2013

On Tue, 2013-04-09 at 00:18 -0700, Matthieu Patou wrote:
> On 04/08/2013 02:04 AM, Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> > The attached patch officially raises our minimum python version to 2.5
> > for the waf Samba build.  As I mention in the patch, RHEL5 has a
> > python26 package, and python 2.4 is very old these days.
> >
> > Apply on top of my previous patch.  Intended for master at this stage
> > (no need to change this for 4.0, but it would avoid the issue with
> > samba-tool in the AD DC build needing python 2.5).
> >
> I'm not against but what are the features from 2.5 that we missed so far ?

The feature is the epilog argument to OptionsParser


and having to have this at the top of all our glue layers (eg

/* There's no Py_ssize_t in 2.4, apparently */
typedef int Py_ssize_t;
typedef inquiry lenfunc;
typedef intargfunc ssizeargfunc;

Rather than continue to work around Python 2.4, I just want to require
2.5.  The reason we set the bar at 2.4 was for RHEL5, where I wasn't
previously aware of the python26 package.

Andrew Bartlett

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Authentication Developer, Samba Team           http://samba.org

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