[Openstack-operators] Fwd: Patching openstack

Mathieu Gagné mgagne at internap.com
Wed Sep 16 19:25:50 UTC 2015

On 2015-09-16 3:00 PM, Edgar Magana wrote:
> Do not do that!!!
> Fix the bug upstream and then back port your commit.
> https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/How_To_Contribute
> http://docs.openstack.org/infra/manual/developers.html

I think he is referring to the "What packages does this deployment size
use?" question from "Packaging" section found in the User Survey [1].

Operators and deployers will often package their own versions to get
bugfixes or features more quickly than the upstream package can do. (See
results for the "If you have modified packages or have built your own
packages, why?")

Unfortunately the packaging and patching process isn't a turn-key
solution. Each operators developed their own. Some open-sourced their
solution [2][3] which might or not answer your needs. This explains why
we are still having "Packaging" sessions in the OpenStack Ops Meetup.

We use a manual process with imply importing and forking Ubuntu packages
and applying our own patches in debian/patches. The packages are then
built and published by Jenkins.

[2] https://github.com/blueboxgroup/giftwrap
[3] https://github.com/rconradharris/ply


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