[openstack-dev] [nova] novaclient 'stable-compat-jobs-{name}' broken

Andrey Kurilin akurilin at mirantis.com
Tue Apr 14 08:47:21 UTC 2015

>Given that, is it okay if I propose a patch to remove the
'stable-compat-jobs-{name}' build jobs for python-novaclient in

I suppose we should remove 'stable-compat-jobs-{name}', since novaclient is
already blocked for one week and it looks like there are no another
solutions for now.

On Fri, Apr 10, 2015 at 8:02 AM, melanie witt <melwittt at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi all,
> The following 'stable-compat-jobs-{name}' build jobs have been broken the
> past two days, blocking all novaclient patches from passing jenkins checks:
> gate-tempest-dsvm-neutron-src-python-novaclient-icehouse
> gate-tempest-dsvm-neutron-src-python-novaclient-juno
> The original purpose of these jobs was to check that patches proposed to
> master wouldn't break in stable branches. This was before we started
> pinning novaclient versions on stable branches. Now that we've pinned, the
> way these jobs were passing was by installing the current novaclient, then
> uninstalling it, then installing a version from pypi that fits within the
> global requirements for the branch in question (icehouse or juno), then
> running the tests.
> Well, recently this stopped working because for some reason, devstack is
> no longer able to uninstall the latest version:
> Found existing installation: python-novaclient 2.23.0.post14
> Can't uninstall 'python-novaclient'. No files were found to uninstall.
> And then I see the following error as a result:
> pkg_resources.ContextualVersionConflict: (python-novaclient 2.23.0.post14
> (/opt/stack/new/python-novaclient),
> Requirement.parse('python-novaclient<=2.20.0,>=2.18.0'),
> set(['ceilometer']))
> I asked about this in #openstack-infra and was told we really shouldn't be
> running the "src" build jobs on patches proposed to master anyhow, and that
> it's not the right flow for devstack to install the latest, then uninstall
> it, then install an older global reqs compatible version anyway.
> Given that, is it okay if I propose a patch to remove the
> 'stable-compat-jobs-{name}' build jobs for python-novaclient in
> project-config?
> Then after that, how are we supposed to go about cutting stable branches
> for novaclient? And how can we get the 'stable-compat-jobs-{name}' jobs
> running on only those respective branches? In project-config I didn't
> understand how to limit build jobs to only patches proposed to a stable
> branch.
> I'd appreciate any insights.
> Thanks,
> melanie (melwitt)
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Best regards,
Andrey Kurilin.
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