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Pulp 3 Developer Notes

This wiki page is intended for use during early development of Pulp 3. Over time, as our development practices become standard, the contents of this page should be moved into the Pulp Contributing Guide


In both platform and plugins, the data model is not complete. As a result, committing migrations to the 3.0-dev branch will result in merge/migration conflicts from pull request to pull request. The simplest solution for now is not to commit migrations to the repository.

Because User model depends on Django's auth app having been migrated, this means that you currently need to run python migrate auth before running a general python migrate to set up the pulp database.

Making migrations during development

Tests require migrations to run, so while we should not commit migrations to the repositories just yet, we do still need to make them. This can be done with the python makemigrations command. Apps that depend on the platform migrations existing (such as plugins) may cause errors when making migrations. To avoid these errors, platform migrations should be made prior to installing any plugins.

Once the initial migrations are created, and model changes made thereafter will require python makemigrations to be run again, following by @python migrate" so Django can apply the model changes to the database.

This is probably something we can do in the dev playbook; automating the process until we do start to commit migrations would help immensely with mitigating this annoyance.

Starting a Web Server

The Django development server can be started with python runserver. This will run a basic WSGI app that exposes the URLs routed in, allowing you to access the REST API.

If you're using the vagrant hostmanager plugin, you can easily access the API from the host machine by explicitly binding the web server to all interfaces, e.g. python runserver This should make the API browseable at


We currently enable Basic HTTP Authentication on the REST API. This can be temporarily disabled by commenting out the DEFAULT_PERMISSION_CLASSES line in the REST_FRAMEWORK section in app/pulp/app/ Note that this doesn't disable authentication, it just authorizes unauthenticated users to take any action. Basic Authentication should still work.

Starting Tasks

Currently the systemd service files are not copied over on the Pulp3 Vagrant environment, so celerybeat, resource manager, and workers have to be started manually.

sudo -u apache /usr/bin/celery beat --app=pulp.tasking.celery_app:celery -l=INFO --pidfile=/var/run/pulp/

sudo -u apache /usr/bin/celery worker -A pulp.tasking.celery_app:celery -n resource_manager@%%h\
            -Q resource_manager -c 1 --events --umask 18 --pidfile=/var/run/pulp/\
            --heartbeat-interval=5 -l=INFO

sudo -u apache /usr/bin/celery worker -n reserved_resource_worker-123s@h\
          -A pulp.tasking.celery_app:celery -c 1 --events --umask 18\
          --heartbeat-interval=5 -l=INFO

apply_async and apply_async_with_reservation tasks can be tested from a django shell python shell_plus I usually do the following to test tasks

from import repository
from import Repository
import uuid