[openstack-dev] Package from Debian for Devstack?

Chuck Short chuck.short at canonical.com
Tue Dec 3 01:20:12 UTC 2013

On Mon, Dec 2, 2013 at 6:21 PM, Sean Dague <sean at dague.net> wrote:

> On 12/02/2013 06:15 PM, Adam Young wrote:
> > In order to provide Devstack a better certificate management example, we
> > want to make devstack capable of calling Certmaster.
> >
> > This package is in Debian, but not in Ubuntu.
> >
> > For example
> > http://packages.debian.org/experimental/certmaster
> >
> > How does one go about installing a package like this for devstack? Do we
> > need to get it into the underlying distro, or is a cross distro install
> > acceptable?
> >
> > I've tested it by hand and it install and works fine when
> > pre-installed.  Its just a distribution problem.
> That means it works, right now. But not being in the distro means there
> are no guaruntees of it working in the future.
> Honestly, at this point I'd -1 an add like this. I think pulling a
> package out of experimental is not really inspiring confidence. I'd
> suggest looking for a package available in Ubuntu natively.
>         -Sean


So the way that the package syncs works from Debian to Ubuntu is that a
package usually moves from Experimental->Unstable->Testing, Ubuntu usually
picks the package up in Unstable and gets placed in Universe (usually).
However that doesnt mean that the package will hit the cloud archive as

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