[PATCH] Python3 compatible modules - credentials, param, _glue
ab at samba.org
Mon Feb 20 18:30:23 UTC 2017
On ti, 21 helmi 2017, Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> On Mon, 2017-02-20 at 18:04 +0100, Stefan Metzmacher wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I think the attached patches are a start for what we want.
> > metze
> Thanks metze!
> > Am 20.02.2017 um 16:21 schrieb Stefan Metzmacher:
> > > Am 20.02.2017 um 16:09 schrieb Stefan Metzmacher:
> > > > Hi Andrew,
> > > >
> > > > > So we can at least have a public record of your thoughts
> > > > > (because I
> > > > > respect them greatly) I would like to understand your reasoning
> > > > > here.
> > > > >
> > > > > Why, in your view, is it important that we support RHEL6 with
> > > > > Samba 4.7
> > > > > as an AD DC?
> > > >
> > > > I'll have to check but there might be some SetNet customers using
> > > > our packages on RHEL/CentOS 6.
> I also asked our customers, and the answer can be best summarised as
> "Some use Python 2.6 / RHEL 6 and were not planning an upgrade". It
> wasn't many and certainly not a majority, but it wasn't zero either.
> Sadly we only got one useful reply on the Samba mailing list (planning
> to upgrade anyway), and as you know, we almost never find out about how
> our users feel about these things until after the release.
I've seen few requests to RHEL support lines about SerNet's Samba AD
packages on RHEL 6.x. These were requests asking to keep RHEL 6.x base
to be able to compile and use Samba AD against system-wide libraries. In
that particular case we had issue with libteven/libtalloc/... update
which came as part of Badlock fixes (where we made small error in
packaging which affected SerNet's build), but this shows people do care.
Given that Metze came up with a relatively simple way of supporting 2.6
environment, I see no need to drop Python 2.6 support.
/ Alexander Bokovoy
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