[Openstack-stable-maint] Replacing oauth2 by oauthlib

Thierry Carrez thierry at openstack.org
Mon Mar 24 12:54:35 UTC 2014

See the discussion @ https://review.openstack.org/#/c/70750/

I think this is not an acceptable change for the stable branch. We
promise a "safe source of fixes", which means seamless upgrades that do
not require extra actions for followers of the stable branch. IMHO
replacing a library dependency by another library requires extra actions
to be taken on the deployer side (making sure you have the new
dependency packaged / present), so it's out of line.

Now I hear the pressure from the distributions which have already ripped
out oauth2 -- the change is indeed harmless and desirable for them. But
I still think we'd break our promise for a safe source of fixes to every
user of the stablebranch if we accepted that patch.

In that case it seems fair for distributions which want to replace
oauth2 with a safer alternative to carry a specific patch.

Thoughts ? Do we have past examples of introducing new deps in stable
branch updates ?

Thierry Carrez (ttx)

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