How to fix an installation issue with the Openstack command line tools in OS X 10.9.5 and 10.9.4

If you follow the Openstack  command line client tools installation guide you will have an issue. For example to install the keystone tools (Mind root access, add sudo when needed):

#easy_install pip

#pip install python-keystoneclient

This will result in the error when trying to execute the tools (with nova you would get the same error!):

$ keystone –list

Traceback (most recent call last):

File “/usr/local/bin/keystone”, line 7, in <module>

from import main

File “/Library/Python/2.7/site-packages/keystoneclient/”, line 37, in <module>

__version__ = pbr.version.VersionInfo(‘python-keystoneclient’).version_string()

File “/Library/Python/2.7/site-packages/pbr/”, line 78, in version_string

for part in self.release_string().split(‘.’):

File “/Library/Python/2.7/site-packages/pbr/”, line 70, in release_string

self.release = self._get_version_from_pkg_resources()

File “/Library/Python/2.7/site-packages/pbr/”, line 62, in _get_version_from_pkg_resources

return packaging.get_version(self.package)

File “/Library/Python/2.7/site-packages/pbr/”, line 870, in get_version

raise Exception(“Versioning for this project requires either an sdist”

Exception: Versioning for this project requires either an sdist tarball, or access to an upstream git repository. Are you sure that git is installed?

The solution: install also the distribute package:

 pip install –upgrade distribute