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

Sean Dague sean at dague.net
Wed Dec 11 12:40:17 UTC 2013

On 12/10/2013 05:57 PM, James E. Blair 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

Actually, it looks like that requirements change isn't good enough
because 1.2b3 < 1.2 (seriously, I hate python package management some

It seemed to work correctly in the mirror (are we purging betas from the
mirror?), but not locally.

New change is here -

Though that's currently getting broken by a network issue in rax -
https://bugs.launchpad.net/openstack-ci/+bug/1259911 (possibly fixed
with https://review.openstack.org/61399)


Sean Dague

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