[openstack-dev] [tc][packaging][deb] retiring Packaging Deb project

Allison Randal allison at lohutok.net
Thu Aug 3 14:09:59 UTC 2017

Hi all,

The Debian OpenStack packagers are gathered at the annual Debian
developer event, and discussing the future of OpenStack packaging for
Debian. There's general agreement that we'd like to go ahead and package
Pike, but also agreement that we'd like to move back to the Debian
infrastructure for doing packaging work. There are a variety of reasons,
including that:

- Using the familiar Debian workflows and infrastructure is a better way
to attract experienced Debian developers to the work, and

- The way we set up the Debian packaging workflow on OpenStack Infra was
a temporary compromise, and not really a good fit for OpenStack Infra
(or for Debian).

As a result of the change, we'd like to retire the Packaging Deb
project in OpenStack, and there will be no candidate running for Queens
PTL for the project. There will be some cleanup work to do, around
deb-* repos and other aspects of the Debian packaging workflow we set up
with OpenStack Infra, following the standard retirement procedures:


The OpenStack installation tutorial for Debian will remain in OpenStack,
and we'll update it for Pike.

If you have any concerns about the retirement, please let us know
(especially other distros that use .deb format packages), we'll wait a
bit for feedback before moving ahead with the cleanup.


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