On Thu, Jan 29, 2015 at 5:05 AM, Stephen John Smoogen <smooge(a)gmail.com>
On 27 January 2015 at 20:45, Tetsuya Morimoto <tetsuya.morimoto(a)gmail.com>
> On Wed, Jan 28, 2015 at 12:24 PM, Orion Poplawski <orion(a)cora.nwra.com>
>> On 01/27/2015 08:21 PM, Tetsuya Morimoto wrote:
>>> For EPEL5, we can install python26 packages from epel repository.
>> If I read the messages correctly, I believe this will be going away soon.
> Really? That's unfortunate.
>>> It would be nice if we can install python3 (python33 or python34) as
>>> same as python26.
>> I'm sure it would be, but EL5 is OLD at this point and not getting much
>> love in the volunteer space.
> Yes, but RHEL5/CentOS5 support continues until 2017-03-31 (extended
> support is 2020-03-31), so I just thought it would be nice. I'll contribute
> some work if SCL repository is available on CentOS 5.x.
It gets support because people are paying Red Hat to do various support
work. Volunteer projects like EPEL, rpmforge, elrepo, SCL's etc rely on
contributions of people willing to do the work. When people only take and
no longer contribute, it begins to fall apart. [This comment is not aimed
at you, it is more of a general comment that many consumers of these repos
don't consciously understand.]
I see. I mean many consumers might use CentOS5 with python24 (or 26) until
2017-03-31. I think that providing python3 on CentOS5 makes them easy to
migrate a newer CentOS version (or Python 3), like ensurepip backported to