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From "Alan Cutter (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (LIBCLOUD-662) Python Libcloud for GCE does not support Google AppEngine
Date Mon, 09 Feb 2015 22:59:35 GMT


Alan Cutter commented on LIBCLOUD-662:

Thanks for the quick response.

These were just quick fixes to get libcloud running, I wouldn't advise using them as actual
production code. Someone more familiar with libclouds internals would be better suited than
I to remove the dependencies unmet by the AppEngine environment.

>From memory I believe libcloud was trying to use os.expanduser() and attempting to read
a file in the user's home directory.

> Python Libcloud for GCE does not support Google AppEngine
> ---------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: LIBCLOUD-662
>                 URL:
>             Project: Libcloud
>          Issue Type: Bug
>         Environment: Using driver libcloud.compute.types.Provider.GCE on Google AppEngine
>            Reporter: Alan Cutter
>            Assignee: Eric Johnson
> In order to get libcloud's Python API to run on Google AppEngine we had to make the following
monkey patches:

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