[openstack-dev] [DevStack] Python dependencies: PyPI vs distro packages

Robert Collins robertc at robertcollins.net
Wed Aug 7 02:18:28 UTC 2013

On 6 August 2013 05:03, Dean Troyer <dtroyer at gmail.com> wrote:

> * Continue to factor the prereq setup out of stack.sh such that
> requirements.txt is satisfied one way or another before it begins to
> install OpenStack.  tools/install_prereqs.sh and tools/install_pip.sh
> are the prototypes for this. Each distro gets a chance to get it right
> here whether by package or by PyPI.

I think in the devstack context this makes a lot of sense. As you know
I kicked bindep of to aid in making this approach shareable in the
same way PyPI dependencies are. One thing thats tricky there is
/reliably/ mapping back from distro package versions to PyPI (and vice


Robert Collins <rbtcollins at hp.com>
Distinguished Technologist
HP Converged Cloud

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