[Pulp-dev] [CI] [Installer] We should not test ansible-pulp against multiple versions of Python on the mgmt node

Brian Bouterse bmbouter at redhat.com
Tue Feb 18 15:04:32 UTC 2020

This all sounds good to me. Thanks @mikedep333!

On Fri, Feb 14, 2020 at 10:47 AM Mike DePaulo <mikedep333 at redhat.com> wrote:

> Hi CI & Installer teams,
> I talked with James Tanner (who works on Ansible Core), and his advice was
> that we should not bother to test our ansible-pulp (a collection of roles)
> against multiple versions of Python on the management node (the Travis
> host.)
> We still need to test a variety of Linux distros (with their bundled
> python versions) for managed nodes, which we do (molecule creates
> containers for multiple distros.)
> This is because we meet the following criteria:
> 1. We do not write any python code, "action plugins" that run on the
> management node (and none for the managed node either, like role-bundled
> modules.)
> 2. We use few "action plugins" on the management node (the "package"
> module includes one to decide whether to use dnf/yum/apt/etc), and those we
> do use are probably all well tested by Ansible's first-party CI. It's
> difficult to enumerate those we use, and not worth enumerating. It's not
> like we use community-supported action plugins.
> If there are no objections, I will create a low redmine tasks to make our
> Travis PR approach (static test case on Python 2.7 only, upgrade test case
> on 3.6 only, dynamic test case on 3.7 only) replace our complete 3x3 matrix
> approach of cron jobs.
> If in the future we do not test every version of Python on the management
> node, we should not be overly concerned either.
> -Mike
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