[placement][docs][packaging] rpm- and deb- related placement install docs

Chris Dent cdent+os at anticdent.org
Wed Jun 19 15:57:11 UTC 2019

The placement install docs [1] have the following warning plastered
on top:

     These installation documents are a work in progress. Some of the
     distribution packages mentioned are not yet available so the
     instructions will not work.

It is likely that packages are now available, but the docs have not
been updated to reflect that, nor have the docs been verified
against those packages.

None of the regular and active contributors to placement are
involved with distro-related packaging. In addition they are all
already fully booked. Are there members of the community who are
involved with the distros, and who can update and verify these docs?

If not, we will likely need to remove the distro related install
documents before the end of the Train release and solely maintain
the install-from-pypi docs [2] (which are up to date). This is
because the existing docs are now misleading, and thus potentially
dangerous and extra-work-inducing, as suggested by a recent bug [3].

If you are interested in helping out, please follow up. If you're
unable to help out, but know people involved with packaging who
should know about this concern, please let them know.

Thanks for your help.

[1] https://docs.openstack.org/placement/latest/install/index.htmlk
[2] https://docs.openstack.org/placement/latest/install/from-pypi.html
[3] https://storyboard.openstack.org/#!/story/2005910

Chris Dent                       ٩◔̯◔۶           https://anticdent.org/
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