[Openstack-operators] Operations project: Packaging

Derek Higgins derekh at redhat.com
Fri Nov 28 10:35:18 UTC 2014

On 27/11/14 15:06, Jay Pipes wrote:
> On 11/24/2014 06:58 AM, Derek Higgins wrote:
>> On 18/11/14 06:16, Michael Chapman wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>> Packaging was one of the biggest points of interest in the Friday Paris
>>> meeting, and I'd like to use this thread to have a centralised
>>> discussion and/or argument regarding whether there is a packaging system
>>> that is flexible enough that we can adopt it as a community and reduce
>>> the fragmentation. This conversation began in Paris, but will likely
>>> continue for some time.
>>> The Friday session indicates that as operators we have common
>>> requirements:
>>> A system that takes the sources from upstream projects and produces
>>> artifacts (packages or images).
>>> There are numerous projects that have attempted to solve this problem.
>>> Some are on stackforge, some live outside. If you are an author or a
>>> user of one of these systems, please give your opinion.
>> To throw another project into the mix, I've been working on building
>> master packages with delorean[1] for a last few months(currently
>> building for fedora but planning on adding more), the specs being
>> uses are based off the RDO packaging.
>> The plan we're slowly working towards will be to allow this packaging
>> hopefully become the upstream of the RDO packaging for the released
>> projects. We're also hoping to allow contributions from the whole RDO
>> community via gerrithub [2].
>> If anybody is interested the packaging we are maintaining is on
>> github[3], with a yum repository being created for every commit into the
>> monitored openstack projects[4]
>> So ya count me in for any discussions happening.
>> [1] https://github.com/openstack-packages/delorean
>> [2] https://review.gerrithub.io/
>> [3] https://github.com/openstack-packages
>> [4] (DNS pending)
> Any reason stackforge wasn't chosen instead of another Github organization?

While trying to figure out the process having it on a github org was an
advantage for a number of reasons
for example we started out with a small set of packaging repositories
and added as needed, creating these is a lot quicker on github, adding
stackforge repositories would have been slower, we've also renamed a
couple of repositories and deleted others

In future as things settle down and we get a better view of whats
needed, I'm open to moving to stackforge.

> Best,
> -jay
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