Posted by: John Bresnahan | July 29, 2013

RDO on Fedora 19

A few months back I installed RDO on a Fedora 18 and it just worked!  Unfortunately I ran into a few blockers when trying to install it on Fedora 19.  In this post I will describe my experiences of setting up RDO on Fedora 19 and how I made it work.


Here is the set of commands in order that I used to install RDO on Fedora 19.  An explaination of why each was done can be found in the later sections of the post

  1. yum update -y
  2. yum install -y
  3. yum install -y python-django14
  4. yum install -y ruby
  5. yum install -y openstack-packstack
  6. Fix nova_compute.pp
    1. Open /usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/packstack/puppet/templates/nova_compute.pp
    2. Delete lines 40 – 45 (6 lines total)
  7. adduser jbresnah
  8. passwd jbresnah
  9. usermod -G wheel jbresnah
  10. su – jbresnah
  11. packstack –allinone –os-quantum-install=n
  12. sed -i ‘s/cluster-mechanism/ha-mechanism/’ /etc/qpidd.conf
  13. reboot


RDO is Red Hat’s community distribution of OpenStack.  The quick start for installing it can be found here.   The documentation there will be the most authoritative source as it will be kept up to date and this blog post will likely not.  That said,these are the steps I had to do in order to get the present day version of Fedora 19 to work with the current packstack.

Update the system, install initial dependencies and create a user

  1. yum update -y
  2. yum install -y

Not e that step #2 is includes the correct path to the Hanava release, which is different from the RDO instructions which point at the Grizzly release.


Bug 1: puppet/util/command_line

Before continue with the installation instructions note that there are a couple of bugs to work around. The first manifests itself with the following error message:

2013-07-28 07:09:29::ERROR::ospluginutils::144::root:: LoadError: no such file to load -- puppet/util/command_line
require at org/jruby/
require at /usr/share/rubygems/rubygems/core_ext/kernel_require.rb:51
(root) at /usr/bin/puppet:3

Details on this bug can be found here: 961915 and 986154.

The work around is easy, simply install ruby with the following command:

yum install -y ruby

Bug 2: kvm.modules

The second bug results in this error:
ERROR : Error during puppet run : Error: /bin/sh: /etc/sysconfig/modules/kvm.modules: No such file or directory

Details on it can be found here.  To work around it do the following as root:

  1. Open /usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/packstack/puppet/templates/nova_compute.pp
  2. Delete lines 40 – 45 (6 lines total)

Bug 3: django14

Another bug detailed here requires that you explicitly install django14.
yum install python-django14

Bug 4: qpidd

The file /etc/qpidd.cong has an invalid value in it.    To correct this run the following:

sed -i 's/cluster-mechanism/ha-mechanism/' /etc/qpidd.conf

Install OpenStack with packstack

At this point we are ready to install with packstack.  You need to run packstack as a non-root user:

su - jbresnah
packstack --allinone --os-quantum-install=n

Once this completes OpenStack should be installed and all set.  From there proceed with the instructions in the RDO Quick Start starting here.

Note: Running RDO in a Fedora 19 VM on Fedora 19

I tried this out in a VM and had some trouble.  My host OS is Fedora 19 and the VM in which I was installing RDO was also Fedora 19.   The problem is that on both the host and the guest the IP address for the network bridge was the same:  This ultimately cause a failure in packstack:

ERROR : Error during puppet run : Error: /usr/sbin/tuned-adm profile virtual-host returned 2 instead of one of [0]

The solution is to edit the file (on the guest VM) /etc/libvirt/qemu/networks/default.xml and chance the ip address and dhcp range to a different IP addess, i used the following:

<bridge name="virbr0" />
<mac address='52:54:00:28:8E:A9'/>
<ip address="" netmask="">
<range start="" end="" />

The re-run packstack with the answer file that was left in the users home directory:

packstack --answer-file=packstack-answers-20130729-111751.txt


  1. The RDO quick start instructions say to replace grizzly with havana as required. That results in a more general URL than you used:

    sudo yum install -y

    For the puppet issue, please click through the correct bug to the corresponding update
    to add karma so it propagates quickly

    For the kvm modules issue,
    that fix will propogate to RDO shortly

    For the django14 issue, I thought horizon is fine with the default Fedora 19 django since milestone 2. Did you actually hit an issue? We’re confirming this again

    The qpidd issue again is fixed in packstack and will propagate to RDO shortly.

    • Thanks Pádraig! Please note that I am not suggesting that what I did was the best way to get packstack running on Fedora 19, it is just the way that worked for me st the time when I did it. I did run into the django14 issue when I did this installation earlier this week. I again refer everyone to the RDO site for complete instructions.

  2. Resp. bug 3: That step is not required any more. The issue has been fixed a while ago now.

    • I did run into all of the issues I mentioned just a few days ago, so perhaps the fix for that has not completely propagated?

  3. Im getting a python-quantum and python-neutron conflict… cuz quantum is obsolete

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