On Fri, Jul 13, 2012 at 4:37 AM, Pádraig Brady <P(a)draigbrady.com> wrote:
On 07/13/2012 09:28 AM, Jan van Eldik wrote:
> Do you know it the cloud-init rework will include support for RHEL5? We would like to
contribute to that, but we are not sure what the best way forward is.
> It seems there are different ways to make cloud-init work under RHEL5:
> - make it work w/ the system python24.
> - make it work w/ python26 from EPEL5
> We have a preference for the second option (as it is more forward-looking), but there
may be constraints we have not considered.
> How do people feel about this?
I didn't notice anything in the rework specific to python 2.4
I also notice that Amazon's variant specifies /usr/bin/python2.6
So I think at this stage python 2.6 is the earliest considered.
As of the last time I looked, a patch set that makes cloud-init work
with python 2.4 would be quite pervasive, not to mention that the last
version of python-boto to work with 2.4 is quite old. EPEL already
has a python 2.6 stack, so I agree with the rest of you: we might as
well use it. ;-)