I am attempting to setup an Openstack cloud via Ubuntu's instructions. My MAAS server is up and running with my equipment properly checked in. When I run sudo openstack-install with "Landscape OpenStack Autopilot" as my selection, after I enter the admin email, name, MAAS server IP and API, the script fails with "A fatal error has occured: Problem with juju bootstrap." Here is the content from my command.log:

[DEBUG ⢠07-27 11:15:26] ⢠cloudinstall.multi_install ⢠(multi_install.py, do_install, 137)]
   Bootstrapping Juju: JUJU_HOME=/home/cgaeth/.cloud-install/juju juju  bootstrap
[DEBUG ⢠07-27 11:15:27] ⢠cloudinstall.multi_install ⢠(multi_install.py, do_install, 143)]
   Problem during bootstrap: '{'output': 'error: cannot parse "/home/cgaeth/.cloud-install/juju/environments.yaml": YAML error: line 7: found character that cannot start any token\n', 'status': 2}'
[DEBUG ⢠07-27 11:15:27] ⢠cloudinstall.utils ⢠(utils.py, global_exchandler, 63)]
   Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/share/openstack/cloudinstall/utils.py", line 78, in run
  File "/usr/lib/python3.4/threading.py", line 868, in run
    self._target(*self._args, **self._kwargs)
  File "/usr/share/openstack/cloudinstall/machinewait.py", line 127, in do_continue
  File "/usr/share/openstack/cloudinstall/multi_install.py", line 144, in do_install
    raise Exception("Problem with juju bootstrap.")
Exception: Problem with juju bootstrap.

Now line 7 in the environments.yaml file is the MAAS API key. I have checked the file and the key is correct. Has anyone else run into this?

  • Please format your question. – A.B. Jul 27 '15 at 15:16
  • I may have figure this out. It appears that you cannot have special characters in your admin secret password. Changed the password and moved passed this error. – Christopher Gaeth Jul 27 '15 at 18:53
  • Write an answer. – A.B. Jul 27 '15 at 18:55
  • That was the answer. – Christopher Gaeth Jul 27 '15 at 20:03
  • @ChristopherGaeth: He means to write it as an answer and not just a comment, then accept your own answer. – user364819 Jul 28 '15 at 15:51

It appears that you cannot have special characters in your admin secret password.

Bug report: https://github.com/Ubuntu-Solutions-Engineering/openstack-installer/issues/672

  • Nice catch! I've reported it in our bug tracking system if you want to follow along, we can move the conversation there and just leave this closed. Thanks! – Jorge Castro Sep 3 '15 at 13:29
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    @ChristopherGaeth : if you could visit the issue that Jorge filed for you and let us know what character caused the problem so we can test a fix, that'd be great. Thanks! – Mike McCracken Sep 3 '15 at 21:49
  • @ChristopherGaeth or even just post the character here so we can fix it. – battlemidget Sep 16 '15 at 18:45

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