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

Robert Collins robertc at robertcollins.net
Wed Aug 7 02:39:31 UTC 2013

On 7 August 2013 14:36, Monty Taylor <mordred at inaugust.com> wrote:
> On 08/06/2013 11:14 PM, Robert Collins wrote:
>> On 7 August 2013 11:22, Jay Buffington <me at jaybuff.com> wrote:
>>>     ln -s /usr/lib64/python2.6/site-packages/libvirtmod_qemu.so
>>> $(VENV)/lib/python2.6/site-packages/
>>> Why isn't libvirt-python on pypi?  AFAICT, nothing is stopping us from
>>> uploading it.  Maybe we should just stick it on there and this issue
>>> will be resolved once and for all.
>> Please please oh yes please :).
> It doesn't build from a setup.py, so there is nothing to upload. It's
> built as part of the libvirt C library, and its build depends on scripts
> that autogenerate source code from the C library headers (think swig,
> except homegrown)

Yeah, I know engineering wise its not trivial. But having it on PyPI
would be excellent.


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

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