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Where would I find nova compute service src rpm to be installed on my CN running centos ?

asked 2013-06-03 19:51:50 -0500

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I have a CN running centos and I have to install nova compute service on this node(centos based). We include src rpms in our base image to have any pkg installed. I could not locate a repository where I can get src rpms. Most of the search results pointed to yum RDO repositories to install binary for the whole open stack solution. Not sure if I can deploy just the nova compute service alone.

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answered 2013-06-15 10:42:18 -0500

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updated 2013-06-15 14:58:53 -0500

The RDO ( repositories contain both the binary and source RPM files. The EL-6 versions are available here:


To install just the compute service run these commands while logged as the root user:

# yum install
# yum install openstack-nova-compute python-cinderclient

The first enables the RDO repository, the second installs just the compute service and the block storage client (required for nova to access cinder volumes). The source RPM for compute is here:

Rebuilding it generates all of the openstack-compute-* sub-packages including those which package the Python scripts which deploy to the bin directory.

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I tried downloading the src rpm and built the spec file. I dont find src folder or binaries anywhere in the code base.

bv_arvind gravatar imagebv_arvind ( 2013-06-15 12:41:23 -0500 )edit

It's not clear to me what you mean. The source RPM contains the spec file and a tarball of the nova source code. The "binaries" are actually Python scripts and are also included.

sgordon gravatar imagesgordon ( 2013-06-15 20:35:48 -0500 )edit

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