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

Paul Belanger pabelanger at redhat.com
Tue Jun 9 14:43:58 UTC 2015

On 06/09/2015 05:37 AM, Dirk Müller wrote:
> Hi Derek,
> 2015-06-09 0:34 GMT+02:00 Derek Higgins <derekh at redhat.com>:
>> This patch would result in 80 packaging repositories being pulled into
>> gerrit.
> I personally would prefer to start with fewer but common packages
> between all RPM distros (is there more than Red Hat and SUSE ?) than
> starting the process with 80, but I wouldn't object to that.
I agree, I would start with a limit set for the first pass. Especially 
since people haven't decided on the naming schema yet.

>> o exactly what namespace/prefix to use in the naming, I've seen lots of
>> opinions but I'm not clear if we have come to a decision
>> o Should we use "rdo" in the packaging repo names and not "rpm"? I think
>> this ultimatly depends whether the packaging can be shared between RDO and
>> Suse or not.
> Well, we're (SUSE that is) are interested in sharing the packaging,
> and a non-RDO prefix would be preferred for the upstream coordination
> efforts. It is all a bit fuzzy for me right now as I'm not entirely
> sure our goals for packaging are necessarily the same (e.g. we have
> the tendency to include patches that have not been merged but are
> proposed upstream and are +1'ed already into our packages should there
> be a pressing need for us to do so (e.g. fixes an important platform
> bug), but maybe we can find enough common goals to make this a
> benificial effort for all of us.
I agree too, rdo prefix is too specific in this case for a repo name.

> There are quite some details to sort out as our packaging is for
> historical and for various policy reasons that we need to stick to
> slightly different than the RDO packaging. I think going over those
> and see how we can merge them in a consolidated effort (or maintain
> two variants together) is the first step IMHO.
> Another important point for us is that we start with equal rights on
> the upstream collaboration (at least on the RPM side, I am fine with
> decoupling and not caring about the deb parts). I'm not overly
> optimistic that a single PTL would be able to cover both the DEB and
> RPM worlds, as I perceive them quite different in details.
> Greetings,
> Dirk
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