[openstack-dev] [nova][tempest][rdo] looking for opinions on change 43298

David Ripton dripton at redhat.com
Wed Aug 28 14:40:03 UTC 2013

On 08/27/2013 03:52 PM, Matt Riedemann wrote:
> This change:
> _https://review.openstack.org/#/c/43298/_
> Is attempting to fix a bug where a tempest test fails when "nova-manage
> --version" is different from "nova-manage version" when using a RHEL 6
> installation rather than devstack.
> Pavel points out an RDO bug that was filed back in April to address the
> issue: _https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=952811_
> That RDO bug hasn't gotten any attention though (I wasn't aware of it
> when I reported the launchpad bug).
> So my question is, is this worth changing in Tempest or should we expect
> that "nova-manage --version" will always equal "nova-manage version"?
>   I'm not even really sure how they are getting their values, one
> appears to be coming from the python distribution and one from the rpm
> (looks like argparse must do something there).

My opinion is that "nova-manage version" and "nova-manage --version" 
should return the same thing, because user interfaces should look like 
they were designed on purpose, and nobody would intentionally design 
those two almost identical commands to return different things.  I think 
it's a bug that needs to be fixed in "nova-manage" rather than something 
Tempest should have to work around.

David Ripton   Red Hat   dripton at redhat.com

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