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

Sean Dague sean at dague.net
Thu Mar 27 20:11:57 UTC 2014

On 03/27/2014 02:54 PM, Joe Gordon wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 27, 2014 at 2:21 AM, Dirk Müller <dirk at dmllr.de
> <mailto:dirk at dmllr.de>> wrote:
>     Hi,
>     >> When I was an operator, I regularly referred to the sample config
>     files
>     >> in the git repository.
>     The sample config files in git repository are tremendeously useful for
>     any operator and OpenStack Packager. Having them generateable with a
>     tox line is very cumbersome.
> Why is it cumbersome? We do the same thing.

Because we've already got a working tox environment. Which includes
knowing, in advance that you can't just pip install tox (as 1.7.x is
broken), and that you need to have postgresql and mysql and libffi dev
packages installed, and a C compiler.

Start with a pristine Linux it is a lot manual steps you have to go
through to get a working config out of tox -e genconfig.

So I think it's a fair concern that we did just move a burden back onto
users because we dug a hole by letting libraries declare arbitrary
required variables in our config files.


Sean Dague
Samsung Research America
sean at dague.net / sean.dague at samsung.com

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