[openstack-dev] Sphinx 1.2 incompatibility (failing -docs jobs)

Chuck Short chuck.short at canonical.com
Tue Dec 10 23:58:35 UTC 2013

On Tue, Dec 10, 2013 at 5:57 PM, James E. Blair <jeblair at openstack.org>wrote:

> Hi,
> Sphinx 1.2 was just released and it is incompatible with distutils in
> python 2.7.  See these links for more info:
> https://bitbucket.org/birkenfeld/sphinx/pull-request/193/builddoc-shouldnt-fail-on-unicode-paths/diff
>   http://bugs.python.org/issue19570
> This has caused all -docs jobs to fail.  This morning we merged a change
> to openstack/requirements to pin Sphinx to version 1.2:
>   https://review.openstack.org/#/c/61164/
> Sergey Lukjanov, Clark Boylan, and Jeremy Stanley finished up the
> automatic requirements proposal job (Thanks!), and so now updates have
> been automatically proposed to all projects that subscribe:
>   https://review.openstack.org/#/q/topic:openstack/requirements,n,z
> Once those changes merge, -docs jobs for affected projects should start
> working again.
> Note that requirements updates for stable branches are proceeding
> separately; you can track their progress here:
> https://review.openstack.org/#/q/I0487b4eca8f2755b882689289e3cdf429729b1fb,n,z
> -Jim
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i am seeing this issue already on Icehouse builds on trusty already, We are
shipping python-sphinx 1.2~b3 and we were getting the same error. We worked
around it in our builds by using sphinx-build rather than using python
setup.py build_sphinx in our packages.

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