[openstack-dev] [TripleO] Installing from packages in tripleo-image-elements

James Slagle james.slagle at gmail.com
Tue Jan 7 23:59:13 UTC 2014

On Tue, Jan 7, 2014 at 6:12 PM, Clint Byrum <clint at fewbar.com> wrote:
> Excerpts from Fox, Kevin M's message of 2014-01-07 13:11:13 -0800:
>> I was going to stay silent on this one, but since you asked...
>> /me puts his customer hat on
>> We source OpenStack from RDO for the packages and additional integration testing that comes from the project instead of using OpenStack directly. I was a little turned off from Triple-O when I saw it was source only. The feeling being that it is "too green" for our tastes. Which may be inaccurate. While I might be convinced to use source, its a much harder sell to us currently then using packages.
> Kevin, thanks for sharing. I think I understand that it is just a new
> way of thinking and that makes it that much harder to consume.
> We have good reasons for not using packages. And we're not just making
> this up as a new crazy idea, we're copying what companies like Netflix
> have published about running at scale. We need to do a better job at
> making sure why we're doing some of the things we're doing.

Do you have a link for the publication handy? I know they use a
blessed AMI approach.  But I'm curious about the "not using packages"
part, and the advantages they get from that.  All I could find from
googling is people trying to install netflix from packages to watch
movies :).

Their AMI build tool seems to indicate they package their apps:

As does this presentation:

-- James Slagle

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