[openstack-dev] MySQLdb situation with the gate

Flavio Percoco flavio at redhat.com
Fri Jan 3 08:57:15 UTC 2014

On 02/01/14 17:41 -0600, Monty Taylor wrote:
>On 01/02/2014 12:48 PM, Monty Taylor wrote:
>> Hey all!
>> This morning, we experienced our first systemic breakage of the gate of
>> 2014! There are a few reasons for this, which are related to pip and
>> virtualenv making new releases. The new releases do WONDERFUL things and
>> are more secure, but unfortunately, we've hit a few pain points which we
>> are working through.
>> The most visible one that's going to come across people's plate has to
>> do with mysql-python. The upstream package still hasn't updated itself
>> from attempting to explicitly use distribute, and it cannot be installed
>> by pip 1.5. (this has nothing to do with OpenStack - mysql-python is
>> simply uninstallable with pip 1.5 at the moment)
>> Since we kinda use the heck out of mysql-python, and we're also pretty
>> heavy users of pip, we have to address the situation.
>> First of all, we made a pull request to upstream:
>>  https://github.com/farcepest/MySQLdb1/pull/44
>> That fixes the issue. In a perfect world, this will get merged and 1.2.5
>> will get released in the next 30 minutes.
>Holla! A perfect world happened and Andy Dustman has merged the PR and
>cut a 1.2.5 release.

;( Tears of happiness!!!

Flavio Percoco
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