[libvirt] Dropping RHEL-6/CentOS-6 support

Daniel P. Berrange berrange at redhat.com
Tue Feb 9 12:52:31 UTC 2016

On Tue, Feb 09, 2016 at 12:07:43PM +0100, Michal Privoznik wrote:
> Dear list,
> I've noticed a failed build on CentOS-6 after some commits. Problem was
> that old gcc is not wise enough and produces a false positive. I've
> proposed a patch for that [1] but honestly, neither am I - like Peter -
> very fond of this approach. We should not try to fix a good code because
> of some spurious warnings. Moreover if they happen on a system that is
> considered stable and thus nobody should run recent libvirt on it.
> In RHEL-6/CentOS-6 there's libvirt-0.10.2 which is 3.5 years old now.
> I'm starting this thread so that the decision and discussion is clear
> and not buried under discussion to the patch.
> If we happen to stop caring we probably should stop our CentOS-6 build
> in jenkins too [2].

IMHO it is well premature to stop caring about RHEL-6. We only just
dropped support for RHEL-5, but RHEL-6 is very much still a widely
used platform and will continue to be so for a good while yet.

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