[Openstack-operators] OpenStack 2015.1.0 for Debian Sid and Jessie

Thomas Goirand zigo at debian.org
Thu May 14 21:18:18 UTC 2015


I am pleased to announce the general availability of OpenStack 2015.1.0 
(aka Kilo) in Debian unstable (aka Sid) and through the official Debian 
backports repository for Debian 8.0 (aka Sid).

Debian 8.0 Jessie just released
As you may know, Debian 8.0 was released on the 25th of April, just a 
few days before OpenStack Kilo (on the 30th of April). Just right after 
Debian Jessie got released, OpenStack Kilo was uploaded to unstable, and 
slowly migrated the usual way to the new Debian Testing, named Stretch.

As a lot of new packages had to go through the Debian FTP master NEW 
queue for review (they check mainly for the copyright / licensing 
information, but also if the package is conform to the Debian policy). 
I'd like here to publicly thank Paul Tagliamonte from the Debian FTP 
team for his prompt work, which allowed Kilo to reach the Debian 
repositories just a few days after its release (in fact, Kilo was fully 
available in Unstable more than a week ago).

Debian Jessie Backports
Previously, each release of OpenStack, as a backport for Debian Stable, 
was only available through private repositories. This wasn't a 
satisfying solution, and we wanted to address it by uploading to the 
official Debian backports. And the result is now available: all of 
OpenStack Kilo has been uploaded to Debian jessie-backports. If you want 
to use these repositories, just add them to your sources.list (note that 
the Debian installer proposes to add it by default):

deb http://httpredir.debian.org/debian jessie-backports main

(of course, you can use any Debian mirror, not just the httpredir)

All of the usual OpenStack components are currently available in the 
official backports, but there's still some more to come, like for 
example Heat, Murano, Trove or Sahara. For Heat, it's because we're 
still waiting for python-oslo.versionedobjects 0.1.1-2 to migrate to 
Stretch (as a rule: we can't upload to backports unless a package is 
already in Testing). For the last 3, I'm not sure if they will be 
backported to Jessie. Please provide your feedback and tell the Debian 
packaging team if they are important for you in the official 
jessie-backports repository, or if Sid is enough. Also, at the time of 
writing of this message, Horizon and Designate are still in the 
backports FTP master NEW queue (but it should be approved very soon).

Also, I have just uploaded a first version of Barbican (still in the NEW 
queue waiting for approval...), and there's a package for Manila that is 
currently on the work by a new contributor.

Note on Neutron off-tree drivers
The neutron-lbaas, neutron-fwaas and neutron-vpnaas packages have been 
uploaded and are part of Sid. If you need it through jessie-backports, 
please just let me know.

All vendor-specific drivers have been separated from Neutron, and are 
now available as separate packages. I wrote packages for them all, but 
the issue is that most of them wouldn't even build due to failed unit 
tests. For most of them, it used to work in the Kilo beta 3 of Neutron 
(it's the case for all but 2 of them who were broken at the time), but 
they appeared broken with the Kilo final release, as they didn't update 
after the Kilo release.

I have repaired some of them, but working on these packages has shown to 
be a very frustrating work, as they receive very few updates from 
upstream. I do not plan to work much on them unless one of the below 
- My employer needs them
- things are moving forward upstream, and that these unit tests are 
repaired in the stackforge repository.

If you are a network hardware vendor and read this, please push for more 
maintenance, as it's in a really bad state ATM. You are welcome to get 
in touch with me, and I'll be happy to help you to help.

Bug report
If you see any issue in the packages, please do report them to the 
Debian bug tracker. Instructions are available here:

Happy installation,

Thomas Goirand (zigo)

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