[openstack-dev] [packaging] Adding packaging as an OpenStack project

Matthew Thode prometheanfire at gentoo.org
Wed Jun 3 14:28:33 UTC 2015

On 06/03/2015 06:47 AM, Sean Dague wrote:
> On 06/02/2015 10:40 PM, Matthew Thode wrote:
>> On 06/02/2015 05:41 PM, James E. Blair wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> This came up at the TC meeting today, and I volunteered to provide an
>>> update from the discussion.
>>> In general, I think there is a lot of support for a packaging effort in
>>> OpenStack.  The discussion here has been great; we need to answer a few
>>> questions, get some decisions written down, and make sure we have
>>> agreement.
>>> Here's what we need to know:
>>> 1) Is this one or more than one horizontal effort?
>>> In other words, do we think the idea of having a single packaging
>>> project/team with collaboration among distros is going to work?  Or
>>> should we look at it more like the deployment projects where we have
>>> puppet and chef as top level OpenStack projects?
>>> Either way is fine, and regardless, we need to answer the next
>>> questions:
>>> 2) What's the collaboration plan?
>>> How will different distros collaborate with each other, if at all?  What
>>> things are important to standardize on, what aren't and how do we
>>> support them all.
>>> 3) What are the plans for repositories and their contents?
>>> What repos will be created, and what will be in them.  When will new
>>> ones be created, and is there any process around that.
>>> 4) Who is on the team(s)?
>>> Who is interested in the overall effort?  Who is signing up for
>>> distro-specific work?  Who will be the initial PTL?
>>> I think if the discussion here can answer those questions, you should
>>> update the governance repo change with that information, we can get all
>>> the participants to ack that, and the TC will be able to act.
>>> Thanks again for driving this.
>>> -Jim
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>> Gentoo packages from source client side, don't think this effects us.
> Possibly, and that's definitely a legit answer. I think in the deb
> packaging effort the primary desire is that package build files would be
> in Gerrit to encourage collaboration in the wider community.
> So an openstack/ebuild-packaging that was the git tree with the ebuilds
> could be a thing if it was a thing you wanted.
> 	-Sean
ya, that might be able to work, specifically with the package mapping
proposal (we call oslo.messaging dev-python/oslo-messaging).  We are
already close as a distro to switching to git for our package repos,
using cvs now.  Maintenance of the ebuilds primarily consists of
updating the dependencies between versions and maybe updating some tests
(we allow end users to test before install of a package).  We could even
generate a deb or rpm from the ebuild too :P

-- Matthew Thode (prometheanfire)

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