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This repository contains documentation for the OpenStack project.
For more details, see the OpenStack Documentation Contributor Guide.
It includes these manuals:
- Architecture Design Guide
- Documentation Contributor Guide
- High Availability Guide
- Installation Guide
- Virtual Machine Image Guide
In addition to the guides, this repository contains:
- docs.openstack.org contents:
Various manuals are in subdirectories of the
Some pre-requisites are needed to build the guides. If you are using a Linux
operating system you can generate a report of missing local requirements with
$ tox -e bindep
All guides are in the RST format. You can use
tox to prepare
virtual environment and build all guides (HTML only):
$ tox -e docs
You can also build a specific guide.
For example, to build OpenStack Virtual Machine Image Guide, use the following command:
$ tox -e build -- image-guide
You can find the root of the generated HTML documentation at:
To build a specific guide with a PDF file, add a
$ tox -e build -- image-guide --pdf
The generated PDF file will be copied to the root directory of the generated HTML documentation.
PDF builds are accomplished using LaTeX as an intermediate format. Currently,
you can generate a PDF file for a limited number of guides. The supported list
is maintained in the
If you get the error message
make: xelatex: No such file or directory, it
means your local environment does not have LaTeX installed. Read
Getting LaTeX and
Install dependencies for building documentation
Testing of changes and building of all manuals
Install the Python tox package and run
tox from the top-level
directory to use the same tests that are done as part of the OpenStack
If you like to run individual tests, run:
tox -e checkbuild- to actually build the manual; this also generates a directory
publish-docsthat contains the built files for inspection
tox -e checklang- to build translated manuals
tox -e linters- to run the niceness tests, for example, to see extra whitespaces
tox -e linkcheck- to run the tests for working remote URLs
tox command uses the openstack-doc-tools package to run the
Some documentation files are generated using tools. These files include
do not edit header and should not be modified by hand.
Please see Generated files.
Bugs should be filed on Launchpad, not GitHub:
Refer to https://docs.openstack.org to see where these documents are published and to learn more about the OpenStack project.