[openstack-dev] [marconi] sample config files should be ignored in git...

Kurt Griffiths kurt.griffiths at rackspace.com
Wed Mar 26 18:28:53 UTC 2014

Team, what do you think about doing this for Marconi? It looks like we
indeed have a sample checked in:


Personally, I think we should keep the sample until generate_sample.sh
works on OS X (we could even volunteer to fix it); otherwise, people with
MBPs will be in a bit of a bind.

Kurt G. | @kgriffs

On 3/26/14, 1:15 PM, "Russell Bryant" <rbryant at redhat.com> wrote:

>On 03/26/2014 02:10 PM, Clint Byrum wrote:
>> This is an issue that affects all of our git repos. If you are using
>> oslo.config, you will likely also be using the sample config generator.
>> However, for some reason we are all checking this generated file in.
>> This makes no sense, as we humans are not editting it, and it often
>> picks up config files from other things like libraries (keystoneclient
>> in particular). This has lead to breakage in the gate a few times for
>> Heat, perhaps for others as well.
>> I move that we all rm this file from our git trees, and start generating
>> it as part of the install/dist process (I have no idea how to do
>> this..). This would require:
>> - rm sample files and add them to .gitignore in all trees
>> - Removing check_uptodate.sh from all trees/tox.ini's
>> - Generating file during dist/install process.
>> Does anyone disagree?
>This has been done in Nova, except we don't have it generated during
>install.  We just have instructions and a tox target that will do it if
>you choose to.
>Related, adding instructions to generate without tox:
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