Installation

Installing from packages

To install the latest released version of Glance, follow the following instructions.

Debian, Ubuntu

  1. Add the Glance PPA to your sources.lst:

    $> sudo add-apt-repository ppa:glance-core/trunk
    $> sudo apt-get update
    
  2. Install Glance:

    $> sudo apt-get install glance
    

Red Hat, Fedora

Only RHEL 6, Fedora 18, and newer releases have the necessary components packaged. On RHEL 6, enable the EPEL repository.

Install Glance:

$ su -
# yum install openstack-glance

Installing from source tarballs

To install the latest version of Glance from the Launchpad Bazaar repositories, following the following instructions.

  1. Grab the source tarball from Launchpad

  2. Untar the source tarball:

    $> tar -xzf <FILE>
    
  3. Change into the package directory and build/install:

    $> cd glance-<RELEASE>
    $> sudo python setup.py install
    

Installing from Git

To install the latest version of Glance from the GitHub Git repositories, following the following instructions.

Debian, Ubuntu

  1. Install Git and build dependencies:

    $> sudo apt-get install git
    $> sudo apt-get build-dep glance
    

Note

If you want to build the Glance documentation locally, you will also want to install the python-sphinx package

  1. Clone Glance’s trunk branch from GitHub:

    $> git clone git://github.com/openstack/glance
    $> cd glance
    
  2. Install Glance:

    $> sudo python setup.py install
    

Red Hat, Fedora

On Fedora, most developers and essentially all users install packages. Instructions below are not commonly used, and even then typically in a throw-away VM.

Since normal build dependencies are resolved by mechanisms of RPM, there is no one-line command to install everything needed by the source repository in git. One common way to discover the dependencies is to search for BuildRequires: in the specfile of openstack-glance for the appropriate distro.

In case of Fedora 16, for example, do this:

$ su -
# yum install git
# yum install python2-devel python-setuptools python-distutils-extra
# yum install python-webob python-eventlet python-boto
# yum install python-virtualenv

Build Glance:

$ python setup.py build

If any missing modules crop up, install them with yum, then retry the build.

Note

If you want to build the Glance documentation, you will also want to install the packages python-sphinx and graphviz, then run “python setup.py build_sphinx”. Due to required features of python-sphinx 1.0 or better, documentation can only be built on Fedora 15 or later.

Test the build:

$ ./run_tests.sh -s

Once Glance is built and tested, install it:

$ su -
# python setup.py install

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