Trouble getting single node swift demo box installed & configured

asked 2012-06-28 22:52:11 -0600

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Hi Everyone,

For the past few days I've been working on trying to get a Swift box up and running to have a try at the OpenStack Swift framework. We're a 100% windows house, with no experience with Linux at all, so please keep this in mind when answering questions.

Following the instructions on the page below we were almost able to get Swift running. (

We've hit a road block when we got to step 7 of "Setting up scripts for running Swift". When I run the command on the website I get 4 errors but not able to review what those errors are cause I can't even scroll upwards to see what they are!

Couple of questions;

1) Does anyone know how to scroll outputs from the terminal? I tried arrow up and down.... not working.

2) Has anyone used this tutorial and been able to successfully get Swift running? Were there any things you had to change, if so please share them!

Thank you so much, please try to be very detailed with your responses. We really have little to no exprience with Linux system so don't take what I should know for granted! Hopefully, if OpenStack does what we think it could do for us then there will be some training!



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answered 2012-06-29 15:58:26 -0600

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Since then I´ve installed the GUI for Ubuntu so now able to highlight text. When running the unit tests I am getting the following error;

ImportError (No module named swiftclient)

Does anyone know how I get over this? Where do I find the swiftclient? apt-get install swiftclient is not working...

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answered 2012-07-02 09:39:56 -0600

Try pip install python-swiftclient (assuming you did a apt-get install python-pip beforehand).

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