[openstack-dev] olso.config error on running Devstack

Doug Hellmann doug.hellmann at dreamhost.com
Wed Jan 8 18:14:08 UTC 2014

On Wed, Jan 8, 2014 at 12:37 PM, Ben Nemec <openstack at nemebean.com> wrote:

> On 2014-01-08 11:16, Sean Dague wrote:
>> On 01/08/2014 12:06 PM, Doug Hellmann wrote:
>> <snip>
>>> Yeah, that's what made me start thinking oslo.sphinx should be called
>>> something else.
>>> Sean, how strongly do you feel about not installing oslo.sphinx in
>>> devstack? I see your point, I'm just looking for alternatives to the
>>> hassle of renaming oslo.sphinx.
>> Doing the git thing is definitely not the right thing. But I guess I got
>> lost somewhere along the way about what the actual problem is. Can
>> someone write that up concisely? With all the things that have been
>> tried/failed, why certain things fail, etc.
> The problem seems to be when we pip install -e oslo.config on the system,
> then pip install oslo.sphinx in a venv.  oslo.config is unavailable in the
> venv, apparently because the namespace package for o.s causes the egg-link
> for o.c to be ignored.  Pretty much every other combination I've tried
> (regular pip install of both, or pip install -e of both, regardless of
> where they are) works fine, but there seem to be other issues with all of
> the other options we've explored so far.
> We can't remove the pip install -e of oslo.config because it has to be
> used for gating, and we can't pip install -e oslo.sphinx because it's not a
> runtime dep so it doesn't belong in the gate.  Changing the toplevel
> package for oslo.sphinx was also mentioned, but has obvious drawbacks too.
> I think that about covers what I know so far.

Here's a link dstufft provided to the pip bug tracking this problem:


> -Ben
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