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What causes "versioning for this project requires either an sdist or an access to an upstream git repository" Exception when running

asked 2013-04-24 19:56:00 -0500

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updated 2013-09-05 21:28:10 -0500

nickchase gravatar image

Hi, After running the script i have the following exception raising from the file in openstack_dashboard/common:

versioning for this project requires either an sdist or an access to an upstream git repository

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Can you please provide more details about how you set up your devstack environment?

fifieldt gravatar imagefifieldt ( 2013-05-15 04:50:01 -0500 )edit

Did you try it with an updated build?

Keshy gravatar imageKeshy ( 2013-06-06 18:04:20 -0500 )edit

Are you still having this issue?

koolhead17 gravatar imagekoolhead17 ( 2013-08-12 13:15:25 -0500 )edit

I'm also getting this problem. When I invoke "keystone-all" I get a traceback ending in: Exception: Versioning for this project requires either an sdist tarball, or access to an upstream git repository.

Mark Parker gravatar imageMark Parker ( 2013-10-18 04:29:38 -0500 )edit

I got the same error when installing keystone-havana-stable from source.

jayesh gravatar imagejayesh ( 2013-11-20 07:50:28 -0500 )edit

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answered 2013-11-13 22:05:26 -0500

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This is from the following code:

openstack.common.setup.get_version(package_name, pre_version=None)[source]

    Get the version of the project. First, try getting it from PKG-INFO, if it exists. If it does, that means we’re in a distribution tarball or that install has happened. Otherwise, if there is no PKG-INFO file, pull the version from git.

    We do not support version sanity in git archive tarballs, nor do we support packagers directly sucking our git repo into theirs. We expect that a source tarball be made from our git repo - or that if someone wants to make a source tarball from a fork of our repo with additional tags in it that they understand and desire the results of doing that.

It basically means that during the install, there was no PKG-INFO file, and the connection to git to get the version failed.

This should not happen when installing devstack. If you encounter this error when installing devstack, it is almost certainly intermittent and you should simply run ./ again.

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