[openstack-dev] Swift, netifaces, PyPy, and cffi

Ben Nemec openstack at nemebean.com
Wed Aug 14 16:24:39 UTC 2013

On 2013-08-13 16:58, Alex Gaynor wrote:
> One of the issues that came up in this review however, is that cffi is
> not packaged in the most recent Ubuntu LTS (and likely other
> distributions), although it is available in raring, and in a PPA
> (http://packages.ubuntu.com/raring/python-cffi [2]
> nd https://launchpad.net/~pypy/+archive/ppa?field.series_filter=precise
> [3] respectively).
> As a result of this, we wanted to get some feedback on which direction
> is best to go:
> a) cffi-only approach, this is obviously the simplest approach, and
> works everywhere (assuming you can install a PPA, use pip, or similar
> for cffi)
> b) wait until the next LTS to move to this approach (requires waiting
> until 2014 for PyPy support)
> c) Support using either netifaces or cffi: most complex, and most
> code, plus "one or the other" dependencies aren't well supported by
> most tools as far as I know.

It doesn't appear to me that this is available for RHEL yet, although it 
looks like they're working on it: 

That's also going to need to happen before we can do this, I think.


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