[Openstack-devel] Moving XenAPI python modules in a separate binary

Mike McClurg mike.mcclurg at gmail.com
Thu Dec 29 22:14:08 UTC 2011

On 12/28/11, Thomas Goirand <thomas at goirand.fr> wrote:
> Hi Mike and Jon,
> If I do this:
> dpkg -S /usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/XenAPI.py
> then I can see that the XenAPI python package is in fact xcp-xapi. This
> is quite annoying, because I will need it when building OpenStack nova,
> but xcp-xapi depends on the Xen hypervisor, which I don't care about
> when building Openstack. Said in another way: I'd like to avoid having
> to put "xcp-xapi" as Build-Depends: for nova.
> So I was wondering, would it be possible to have all python stuff
> packaged in a separate binary, like python-xen-api or something like
> that like python-xapi, python-xcp? (which one has your preference?)

I like the sound of 'python-xenapi', since that's what the module is
called. 'python-xapi' would also be acceptable to me. Any other


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