[openstack-dev] [new-project][gate] devstack-plugin-additional-pkg-repos

Tony Breeds tony at bakeyournoodle.com
Fri Mar 18 03:57:14 UTC 2016

Hi All,
    I just wanted to update everyone on a new devstack-plugin that allows us to
install alternate versions of libvirt(and qemu) into a devstack.

The motivation for this started in a Vancouver summit session but got more
steam from from[2].  There is a project-config[3] change to add an experimental
job to use this.

The current state is that the plugin will install libvirt+qemu from Ubuntu
Cloud Archive (liberty) and that's pretty mush it.

I admit with Ubuntu 16.04 coming out RSN the utility of this is limited but
that's just the first step.

Some of the design considerations were:
 * Decouple the building of $packages from the devstack run
 * Use distrubution packages not tarballs etc
 * The plugin is a framework that allows this to be used (for example) by
   Neutron to test OVS[4]

Short term TODO list:
1) Add support for virt-preview on Fedora-23 [should happen next week]
2) Use libvirt packages other than UCA [realistically post summit]

Longer term TODO list:
1) find a home in the big tent
2) test all the things
3) Use this for Neutron to test OVS
    - Is there and existing package repo we can test on trusty?

So it you're interested in helping out or using the plugin reach out!

Yours Tony.

[1] https://review.openstack.org/#/q/project:openstack/devstack-plugin-additional-pkg-repos
[2] http://lists.openstack.org/pipermail/openstack-dev/2015-November/079679.html
[3] https://review.openstack.org/#/c/289255/
[4] http://lists.openstack.org/pipermail/openstack-dev/2016-January/083947.html
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