The packstack install can be set up as a single machine install of the OpenStack Object Storage. This was suggested by the admins as something I might be able to use while they work on the main install of object storage for the entire group. I wanted to use this to explore how the API worked.
There were numerous dependencies required to even start to get this package installed, and after working on it for some time I decided that the time was better spent working on other tasks rather than continue with this. Had this been an easier install, I would have used it to get more information about libcloud, but as it was it look like it would take more time to get the system configured properly than it was worth.