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

Monty Taylor mordred at inaugust.com
Fri Jul 12 03:54:31 UTC 2013

On 07/11/2013 11:38 PM, Gareth wrote:
> 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 http://eavesdrop.openstack.org/

We don't log it currently. There is a wider conversation going on about
which things we should log and which things we should not log ... but
for the time being I've submitted this:


to add -infra. I think we talk about enough things that have
ramifications on everyone in there that we should really capture it.
> On Thu, Jul 11, 2013 at 11:35 PM, Dirk Müller <dirk at dmllr.de
> <mailto: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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