[openstack-dev] [all][infra] Binary Package Dependencies - not only for Python

Brant Knudson blk at acm.org
Tue Aug 16 22:38:32 UTC 2016

On Fri, Aug 12, 2016 at 2:53 PM, Jeremy Stanley <fungi at yuggoth.org> wrote:

> On 2016-08-12 21:20:34 +0200 (+0200), Julien Danjou wrote:
> [...]
> > If bindep.txt is present, are the "standard" packages still installed?
> > If yes, this is going to be more challenging to get bindep.txt right, as
> > a missing entry will go unnoticed.
> As Andreas mentioned, we have a fallback list[*] which gets
> installed in most (non-devstack) jobs when you don't have a
> bindep.txt or other-requirements.txt in your repo. That said, the
> addition/modification/removal of that file is accounted for in jobs
> that test a change doing that, so you can see whether it will work
> on our infrastructure simply by proposing the change to your project
> and seeing if any of your jobs fail due to missing packages.
> [*] <URL: http://git.openstack.org/cgit/openstack-infra/project-
> config/tree/jenkins/data/bindep-fallback.txt >
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Is bindep.txt meant to be used by anything other than OpenStack CI? (As in,
are packagers going to rely on it?)

In keystone's bindep.txt, we have packages listed like:

libldap2-dev [platform:dpkg]

-> Which is only needed if you install with keystone[ldap] (see
keystone's setup.cfg[1]).

libsqlite3-dev [platform:dpkg]

-> Which is only needed for unit tests.

.. and maybe others that aren't needed in all deployments.

So there's a use case for a) integrating with extras, and b) a

Maybe this is supported already or is known work to do, or maybe somebody's
looking for something to work on.

[1] http://git.openstack.org/cgit/openstack/keystone/tree/setup.cfg#n28

- Brant
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