[Openstack] Linux Distribution Recommendations for Testing?

Jeffrey Walton noloader at gmail.com
Tue Oct 1 01:12:19 UTC 2013

Thanks Clint, Stuart, and Adam.

On Mon, Sep 30, 2013 at 8:44 PM, Adam Young <ayoung at redhat.com> wrote:
> On 09/30/2013 08:11 PM, Stuart Longland wrote:
>> On 30/09/13 14:52, Clint Dilks wrote:
>>> I think if you understand the components you can get things working of
>>> any of the distributions.  The problem at least for me initially was
>>> understanding how all of the different components inter-relate.  From
>>> monitoring the list I think a lot of people are using Ubuntu so that may
>>> be a good choice.
Yeah, those books are written around Ubuntu. I'm OK with it because
Ubuntu is easy to use and I somewhat know it.

Ubuntu does miss patches and back ports on occassion. For example,
lack of Grub2/Tboot back porting into 12.04 LTS (it broke my multiboot
system when Ubuntu writes its flavor of Grub2 over Fedora); and lack
of GPG on 12.04LTS (the broken dependencies and fixes were not back

>> I think a lot of that is due to the fact that OpenStack is developed on
>> Ubuntu.  This is not to say Fedora or Red Hat isn't a bad platform for
>> it either … hell, I'm orchestrating an Ubuntu-based cluster from a
>> Gentoo box … but I guess Ubuntu is where it started.
>> Hence most have followed suit.
> We've put a lot of work into Fedora and RHEL based OpenStack.  I do all of
> my development on Fedora (19).
I tend to like Fedora for testing because its usually the most up to
date. Its too bad it only lives for 6 month or so.

>  Try Packstack to start.
OK, thanks.


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