ansible in Fedora 23+ (python3)

Richard Bradfield bradfirj at
Mon Oct 19 09:15:21 UTC 2015

On Mon, 19 Oct 2015, at 01:33, Kevin Kofler wrote:
> Dusty Mabe wrote:
> > Does anyone have a good solution for this? Obviously it would be nice
> > if ansible went to python3 but I think they have stated clearly that
> > they are sticking with python2 for backwards compat with systems that
> > still need 2.4.
> I don't understand why still nobody has forked Ansible to get it out of
> the 
> stone age.
>         Kevin Kofler

A solution where everybody wins could be shifting the requirement from
2.4 to 2.7 as of a given release point.

Older machines (I believe RHEL 5.something is the oldest target) can
have Python 2.7 installed, and nobody should be building out new servers
with RHEL 5 on them anymore. Possibly a discussion the Ansible mailing
list have had many many times before though, maybe we'll see a different
attitude under Red Hat's leadership.

Richard Bradfield

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