[Samba] Minimum python 2.7 (not on RHEL6) for Samba 4.7 AD DC?

Luc Lalonde Luc.Lalonde at polymtl.ca
Fri Feb 17 23:08:41 UTC 2017

Hello Andrew,

Presently we have two Windows2008R2 DC’s and one Samba4 (v4.1.13, CentOS6) DC.   We plan on moving the server to CentOS7 this summer and upgrading to v4.6.x (when it comes out).

We’re almost done phasing out all our CentOS6 servers...

So I guess we’ll be ready for 4.7 when it comes out if Python 2.7 is a minimum requirement.

It’s nice that the Samba developers take the time to ask our opinion on this change.

Thank You!

> On Feb 17, 2017, at 1:53 PM, Andrew Bartlett via samba <samba at lists.samba.org> wrote:
> G'Day,
> I've been looking at our minimum python version for the AD DC. 
> We have some patches currently being proposed to help us become
> compatible with the modern Python3, and one aspect (PyCapsule) would be
> easier to do if we restricted Samba to requiring Python 2.7 as a
> minimum.
> The wrinkle comes from our good friends at Red Hat, which found itself
> caught with Python 2.6 on RHEL6.  Naturally additional python versions
> can be installed from third parties, just as folks have done for RHEL5
> for some time, but it isn't 'just there' and the various online HOWTO
> solutions look much more complicated than an RPM install.  
> My questions are:
>  - do you deploy Samba as an AD DC on RHEL6 or CentOS 6?
> - If so, would an upgrade to RHEL7 be likely before you deploy Samba
> 4.7 in late 2017?
> or
> - do you deploy Samba as an AD DC on another platform without Python
> 2.7?
> (This is to inform me in a parallel thread I'm having with metze over
> the Python3 patches). 
> Thanks,
> Andrew Bartlett
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