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Re: Steps that can help stabilize Nova's trunk


2011/2/17 Lorin Hochstein <lorin@xxxxxxx>:
> For those who deploy on platforms other than Ubuntu, are these
> customizations recorded somewhere in the OpenStack documentation?

Hmm.. No. I submitted it upstream, applied it in Ubuntu, and uploaded
backported packages to the PPA's. I guess we could also add a patches/
directory to nova and stick stuff in there. Would that address your

> If I wanted to deploy to SUSE, it would help to know that, say, I can use the
> stock version of greenlet 0.3.1, but I need to use a customized version of
> eventlet 0.9.12 with the patches that correspond to python-eventlet in the
> nova-core/release PPA.


> Having access to a comprehensive set of the dependency packages versions for
> the reference implementation platform would be very helpful for debugging
> problems on other platforms.  Is it possible  automatically pull this info
> from the PPA, extract it from the package metadata, and then add it to the
> admin guide docs?

I'd hate to have to update admin docs for this sort of stuff. A
general pointer to the (not-yet-existing) patches/ directory would be
a good idea, though. Extracting the info automatically from the PPA
isn't really feasible. These things are not quite rigidly structured
enough to allows such things.

Soren Hansen
Ubuntu Developer    http://www.ubuntu.com/
OpenStack Developer http://www.openstack.org/

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