[Openstack-operators] Packaging sample config versions

Fischer, Matt matthew.fischer at twcable.com
Thu Jan 29 00:55:07 UTC 2015

On 1/28/15, 4:45 PM, "Mathieu Gagné" <mgagne at iweb.com> wrote:

>On 2015-01-28 6:30 PM, Tom Fifield wrote:
>> On 29/01/15 07:28, Thomas Goirand wrote:
>>> On 01/27/2015 11:00 PM, Tom Fifield wrote:
>>>> Hi all,
>>>> Based on Gustavo's excellent work below, talking with many ops, and
>>>> after a brief chats with Jeremey and a few other TC folks, here's what
>>>> I'd propose as an end goal:
>>>> * A git repository that has raw, sample configs in it for each project
>>>> that will be automagically updated
>>>> * Raw configs distributed in the tar files we make as part of the
>>>> Does that seem acceptable for us all?
>>> It is not. Since it has been already discuss, but we're still not
>>> any counter point of argumentation, I shall repeat myself, until sanity
>>> gets restored.
>>> You are still *not* addressing the main issue: the .sample config files
>>> *must* match your environment and the version of the different libs on
>>> which a given service is going to run. Therefore, any attempt to go
>>> to the previous situation (where we have already pre-built config
>>> can be considered a grave regression.
>> Actually, many folks I spoke to didn't really care about this.
>I'm very well aware that configs "exported" by 3rd party libraries might
>not reflect exactly what I have in my own environment. This is a
>downside many operators are willing to accept to get back a simple
>sample config file.
>Many operators (myself included, of course) used to rely on the sample
>config file found in the repository of the project and it did a *great*
>job. Now it's gone and all proposed/alternative solutions just doesn't
>cut it for us *operators*, not packagers, developers, etc.

Agreed completely. I know it wpn¹t be 100% perfect, but its 95% and right
now I have 0%.

(please ignore the cruft below)...

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