[puppet] Propose retiring puppet-monasca

Takashi Kajinami tkajinam at redhat.com
Thu Aug 19 09:00:54 UTC 2021

Because I have not received any feedback, I proposed a series of patches to
retire puppet-monasca.
Please put any feedback on these patches if you have any concerns.


On Thu, Aug 12, 2021 at 7:09 PM Takashi Kajinami <tkajinam at redhat.com>

> Hello,
> tl;dr
> If nobody is interested in fixing bug 1930553, then I'll propose
> retiring puppet-monasca during this cycle.
> A few months ago, I found an issue[1] with puppet-monasca and it turned
> out that
> the module is not compatible with the recent puppet-python.
> The module still relies on python::virtualenv which was removed in
> puppet-python 6.0.
> Currently the gate was unblocked by pinning puppet-python to an older
> version
> but we should remove that pin at some point.
>  [1] https://bugs.launchpad.net/puppet-monasca/+bug/1930553
> However, fixing the problem requires relatively large refactoring, and I'm
> afraid
> we(at least, I) don't have enough resources for that.
> The main challenge is that we have no functional tests in our CI jobs now
> to validate the fix in puppet-monasca.
> I checked the commit history of this module but I don't see any meaningful
> change
> made for several years. If nobody is interested in maintaining the module
> and fixing
> the problem then I'd propose retiring the module.
> I'll wait for any feedback for a week, then decide whether I'll submit
> actual patches
> to retire the repo.
> Thank you,
> Takashi
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