Python 2.6 minimum Re: Using python-pexpect...

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at
Thu Jan 29 02:00:15 MST 2015

On Thu, 2015-01-29 at 09:12 +0100, Stefan (metze) Metzmacher wrote:
> Hi Jelmer,
> >> I'd like to use python-pexpect for some tests,
> >> it seems much more powerful than our texpect tool.
> >>
> >> Could you prepare the third_party import for me?
> > Sure. What's the upstream URL?
> See
> I hope the license
> is fine for us.
> The current versions seem to require Python 2.6,
> would that be ok for things used in make test?

Python 2.6 seems a very reasonable minimum.  I noticed that on my CentOS
5 box, the only modern python able to build at all is the python26
package form epel, so I would suggest users of python 2.5 would be very
rare.  Moving to 2.7 will be harder, as it isn't in CentOS 5 epel. 

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett             
Authentication Developer, Samba Team
Samba Developer, Catalyst IT

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