[openstack-dev] The danger of capping python-*clients in core projects, and forbidding it in the future

Gareth academicgareth at gmail.com
Fri Jul 12 03:38:01 UTC 2013

I heard there's a talk about this issue in #openstack-infra last night
(china standard time), what's the conclusion of that?

BTW, how to find meeting log of #openstack-infra? I didn't find it in

On Thu, Jul 11, 2013 at 11:35 PM, Dirk Müller <dirk at dmllr.de> wrote:

> >> See for example https://bugs.launchpad.net/horizon/+bug/1196823
> > This is arguably a deficiency of mox, which (apparently?) doesn't let us
> mock properties automatically.
> I agree, but it is just one example. other test-only issues can happen as
> well.
> Similar problem: the *client packages are not self-contained, they
> have pretty strict dependencies on other packages. One case I already
> run into was a dependency on python-requests: newer python-*client
> packages (rightfully) require requests >= 1.x. running those on a
> system that has OpenStack services from Grizzly or Folsom installed
> cause a conflict: there are one or two that require requests to be <
> 1.0.
> When you run gating on this scenario, I think the same flipping would
> happen on e.g. requests as well, due to *client or the module being
> installed in varying order.
> Greetings,
> Dirk
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