RDO Quickstart PackStack failure - files not installed

asked 2014-10-22 19:42:49 -0600

andrewv gravatar image

Followed simple PackStack installation - CentOS 7.0 with Icehouse - running in VirtualBox VM - output text indicates successful install with keystonerc_admin file installed in /root, but file not there. Installation output to screen and installation log look good and indicate successful installation. Any debug recommendations? Thanks

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Any chance to provide the full log somewhere? I would also check openstack-status output to see what if any services are up as that may give a hint to exactly which bits failed.

sgordon gravatar imagesgordon ( 2014-10-23 10:03:30 -0600 )edit

Same issue here. Fresh install on 7.0, no errors, but no file is written and no services are started. Log file is at http://home.comcast.net/~badger58/packstack.log (http://home.comcast.net/~badger58/pac...)

patrickt33 gravatar imagepatrickt33 ( 2014-10-24 10:26:05 -0600 )edit

I ran a strace on the install and found that it was unable to find puppet, which is because it wasn't installed. I've installed it and now get a new error: "Execution of '/usr/bin/yum -d 0 -e 0 -y list erlang' returned 1: Error: No matching Packages to list". There is no erlang package to install

patrickt33 gravatar imagepatrickt33 ( 2014-10-27 07:59:24 -0600 )edit

Looking at the trace, I see that erlang is a dependency for rabbitmq. Had to enable EPEL to try to install rabbitmq manually. it successfully installed a ton of erlang packages, but packstack still fails with the same error. manually search for erlang* it's successful. this is pretty frustrating.

patrickt33 gravatar imagepatrickt33 ( 2014-10-27 08:49:25 -0600 )edit

Well, we're getting new errors now. reinstalled OS and performed the following commands. I don't know how I'm supposed to post anything useful with this stupid character limit. Still not generating the mysterious file, but now the error has to do with starting nova-api service.error in next comment

patrickt33 gravatar imagepatrickt33 ( 2014-10-28 12:03:03 -0600 )edit

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answered 2014-10-31 19:55:24 -0600

Alan Pevec gravatar image

Which openstack-packstack version do you have? Auto-enabling EPEL was missing in openstack-packstack-2014.1.1-0.29.dev1251 and should be fixed >= 2014.1.1-0.29.1.dev1251

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It does not auto-enable EPEL. If I do that first thing, then it does work much better, although I do still have to manually add the nova and neutron users and put them in the wheel group.

patrickt33 gravatar imagepatrickt33 ( 2014-11-03 09:47:53 -0600 )edit

answered 2014-10-29 10:02:23 -0600

patrickt33 gravatar image

This is what worked for me. The errors were buried in the log files. Really, really surprised and disappointed these pre-reqs aren't better documented, or at least that there's not some better error checking and messaging available. This was done on a brand new CentOS 7.0.1406 install.

rpm -ivh http://yum.puppetlabs.com/puppetlabs-release-el-7.noarch.rpm
wget http://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/7/x86_64/e/epel-release-7-2.noarch.rpm
rpm -ivh epel-release-7-2.noarch.rpm
sudo yum install -y https://rdo.fedorapeople.org/rdo-release.rpm
yum install openstack-packstack
useradd -m -s /bin/bash -G wheel nova
useradd -m -s /bin/bash -G wheel neutron

packstack --allinone
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The dependencies are listed in the prerequisites section of the QuickStart @ https://openstack.redhat.com/QuickStart - the Puppet Labs repository is not required, puppet from EPEL can be used.

sgordon gravatar imagesgordon ( 2014-10-29 21:02:43 -0600 )edit

I saw those. I'm saying I think they're inadequate. If puppet is required, it should be on the list of prerequisites or installed by the packstack script. It also clearly says: "The packstack version in the RDO repositories, will auto enable EPEL" so I shoulcn't have to do anything at all.

patrickt33 gravatar imagepatrickt33 ( 2014-10-30 06:35:25 -0600 )edit

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