[openstack-dev] Is yaml-devel still needed for Devstack

Ryan Brown rybrown at redhat.com
Fri Mar 27 13:30:53 UTC 2015

On 03/27/2015 09:04 AM, Sean Dague wrote:
> On 03/27/2015 09:01 AM, Adam Young wrote:
>> I recently got Devstack to run on RHEL.  In doing so, I had to hack
>> around the dependency on yaml-devel (I just removed it from devstack's
>> required packages)
>> There is no yaml-devel in EPEL or the main repos for RHEL7.1/Centos7.
>> Any idea what the right approach is to this moving forward?  Is this
>> something that is going to bite us in RDO packaging?
>> The dependency is a general one:
>> http://git.openstack.org/cgit/openstack-dev/devstack/tree/files/rpms/general#n25
>> So I don't know what actually needs it.  I find it interesting that
>> Fedora does not seem to have it, either, but  I've had no problem
>> running devstack on Fedora 21.  Can we remove this dependency, or at
>> least move it closer to where it is needed?
> pyyaml will use libyaml to c accelerate yaml parsing. It's not strictly
> required, but there may be performance implications.

Since it's a soft requirement should we patch devstack to reflect that?

Ryan Brown / Software Engineer, Openstack / Red Hat, Inc.

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