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

Monty Taylor mordred at inaugust.com
Wed Aug 7 13:21:46 UTC 2013

On 08/06/2013 11:39 PM, Robert Collins wrote:
> 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.

Now that we're on pip 1.4, we should be able to start looking at whether
or not we can make wheels that we can upload with any chance of working.

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