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

Anne Gentle anne at openstack.org
Wed Mar 26 18:49:29 UTC 2014

On Wed, Mar 26, 2014 at 1:10 PM, Clint Byrum <clint at fewbar.com> 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?

The documentation currently points to the latest copy of the generated
files when they're available. I'd like to continue having those generated
and looked at by humans in reviews.

I think if you asked non-devs, such as deployers, you'd find wider uses.
Can you poll another group in addition to this mailing list?


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