Nova-compute installation issue with Ubuntu 12.10 [closed]

asked 2013-12-10 16:02:34 -0500

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I have a three-nodes deployment of OpenStack using Havana in Ubuntu 12.10. I successfully installed controller and network node. However, when I tried to install the "Nova-compute-kvm and python-guestfs" services on the compute node, I run into trouble.

Because the "# add-apt-repository cloud-archive:havana" shown in the official tutorials simply do not work for me (maybe because of mine is Ubuntu 12.10, instead of 12.04 LTS? ) with resonse "Error: 'cloud-archive:havana' invalid". I added the repository manually by editing the "/etc/apt/sources.list" and adding "deb precise-updates/havana main". After running "apt-get install -y ubuntu-cloud-keyring," "apt-get update," and "apt-get upgrade" as I have done in both controller node and networking node, I tried to install the "Nova-compute-kvm and python-guestfs" services on the compute node. However, I run into the unmet dependency errors:

The following packages have unmet dependencies: nova-compute-kvm : Depends: libvirt-bin but it is not going to be installed Depends: python-libvirt but it is not going to be installed E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

I tried this on another host and the same problem is reported. So I am wondering if it is the problem with Ubuntu 12.10, or with the havana repository. I googled a lot and cannot find useful information. Shall I replace this compute node with Ubuntu 12.04? Will it work OK with my controller and network node with Ubuntu 12.10 installed?

Does anybody have any clue? Thanks in advance!

Regards, Jianli

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Closed for the following reason the question is answered, right answer was accepted by dheeru
close date 2013-12-10 23:18:47.718439


I feel you must be doing some mistake in updating the /etc/apt/sources.list. I encountered similar issue. This file is slightly confusing. I think update to this file exist at the end of the file. However we tend to do the update at the beginning of the file. Just recheck you updates.

dheeru gravatar imagedheeru ( 2013-12-10 21:34:35 -0500 )edit

Thanks! The problem is solved when we switched it to Ubuntu 12.04 LTS.

pann1588 gravatar imagepann1588 ( 2013-12-10 23:00:09 -0500 )edit

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answered 2013-12-10 23:18:28 -0500

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This problem has been resolved after upgrading to Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Closing this request.

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