[openstack-dev] [packaging][all] Sample Config Files in setup.cfg

Luigi Toscano ltoscano at redhat.com
Tue Oct 3 13:07:15 UTC 2017

On Tuesday, 3 October 2017 14:31:05 CEST Thomas Goirand wrote:
> On 10/02/2017 02:04 PM, Luigi Toscano wrote:
> > Why not? Even if it does not fix the issue for proper installations,
> > - it does not provent people from copying the files somewhere else (it
> > happened in sahara for how long I can remember, we have been using
> > data_files) - it fixes the deployment when the package is installed in a
> > virtualenv; - it introduces consistency: the day data_files starts to do
> > the right thing, everything will work; if it's not possible to fix it
> > with data_files, it's easy to spot which files should be fixed because
> > all handled by data_files.
> > 
> > So definitely go for it.
> > 
> > Ciao
> Why not? Simply because installing config files in /usr/etc is silly.
> The question would rather be: why not accepting the PBR patch...

It is silly, but again, people consuming from deb or RPM won't notice it.
People using pip and virtualenv will get those files; the others will get them 
(compared to the previous "no available").

Sure, having the python tools install the files in the right directory is the 
ideal final solution. My point is that the proposed solution is not worse than 
the previous one and fixes at least one use case that was not previously 
covered (the one that can be easily fixed).


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