[dpdk-dev] Dropping python 2 support

Robin Jarry robin.jarry at 6wind.com
Thu Feb 13 09:25:48 CET 2020

2020-02-12, Bruce Richardson:
> I'm in favour of dropping the support in general, however, do we still not
> need to support some distro's e.g. Redhat/CentOS 7, which do not have
> python3?

Since the 7.7 release, python3 is now officially available in the
official repos:

> August 8 2019 at 5:40 PM
> As of RHEL 7.7, python3 is included into base RHEL 7 channels without
> the need for software collections. Note: this does not replace the
> need for having python2 as the system default python for OS utilities
> on RHEL 7.

Moreover, I figure that Redhat/CentOS 7 will be using an LTS version,
not the latest master snapshot.


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