openstack in EPEL status

Pádraig Brady P at
Thu Nov 24 12:03:19 UTC 2011

On 11/16/2011 12:53 AM, Toshio Kuratomi wrote:
> Yep.  It's not too hard to package parallel installable versions.  Getting
> software to use it is the hard part.  You can use setuptools to set python
> to find the correct versions (which is the recommendations in the guidelines
> I believe).  The drawback is that setuptools is stupid about things
> sometimes so you might get errors that you have problems figuring out
> unless you have experience with it (I can help with that if you need it).
> You can also manually set python's path (Either PYTHONPATH as an environment
> variable or sys.path inside of python itself) to find the correct module
> directory.  The setuptools way looks something like this:
> # The next section is not needed in most cases but in some cases, like using
> # mod_wsgi to load a wsgi script this may be necessary
> try:
>     from __main__ import __requires__
> except ImportError:
>     __main__.__requires__ == []
>     __requires__ = __main__.__requires__
> else:
>     if isinstance(basestring, __requires__):
>         __requires__ = [__requires__]
> # This is where you add the parallel installable version
> __requires__.append('SQLAlchemy >= 0.6')
> # This is where you import pkg_resources.  pkg_resources sets up the proper
> # python paths when you import it for the first time.  Unless you look at
> # funny.  Or talk bad about its mother
> import pkg_resources
> # This next one probably isn't necessary since we used __requires__ above
> # Note that the pkg_resources docs only talk about the call talked about
> # next but it's entirely inadequate for the job.
> pkg_resources.require('SQLAlchemy >= 0.6')
> import sqlalchemy
> # Should print 0.6.?
> print sqlalchemy.__version__
> This is the way it looks modifying sys.path yourself.  Note that you have to
> change it when the python-sqlalchemy package is updated if you do it this
> way and you use the easy_install recipe from the guidelines to install the
> compat sqlalchemy package::
> import sys
> sys.path.insert(0, '/usr/lib64/python2.7/site-packages/SQLAlchemy-0.7.1-py2.7.egg')
> import sqlalchemy
> print sqlalchemy.__version__

For the record I needed to dig a little deeper into pkg_resources
to get it to use the egg I wanted, rather than the system default.
I've attached the notes on this that I'm including with python-sqlalchemy0.7.
I will merge to
if it proves robust.

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