EPEL python26 status in 5

Orion Poplawski orion at cora.nwra.com
Thu Aug 21 03:20:12 UTC 2014

Just trying to see what's the status of the python26 package in EPEL5. 
It doesn't appear to have been updated for a while:

* Wed Nov 07 2012 Jeffrey Ness <jeffrey.ness at rackspace.com> - 2.6.8-2
- Patch 121 forces sys.platform to linux2
   related to issue http://bugs.python.org/issue12326

python 2.6.9 was released but not updated - 

Upstream has declared it dead, although it is in RHEL6 and so presumably 
receives attention from RedHat there.

There are several open CVE bugs against it.  Time to retire or try to 
sync to the RHEL6 package?


- Orion

PS - I started looking into this to see if it is worth trying to create 
a python26-django14 package for EL5 to support cobbler-web.

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