Bug#695327: add README.Debian with pointers
On Freitag, 7. Dezember 2012, Clint Byrum wrote:
> > The functionality I need can probably be done in ~100 lines of sh, plus I
> > really couldnt figure out how to use cloud-init at all, so... here i go.
> Perhaps I missed where the functionality you want isn't handled by
Actually, it seems I missed what cloud-init is useful for. (Also see #695326)
So maybe add this to README.Debian, together with other pointers, how to use
it such a cloud setup with user-data?!
> The way to use it without EC2 or OpenStack is documented in
> Basically, you put meta-data into
> /var/lib/cloud/seed/nocloud/meta-data. This is described in
> doc/examples/seed/. This file is where you set things like hostname and
> install authorized_keys.
> Then to do further system configuration a cloud-config stanza goes in
> The capabilities of cloud-config are best discovered in
Thanks, this was very useful.
> This idea that "all I need is a 100 line shell script" makes sense if
> your focus is narrow, but cloud-init has grown out of the idea that a
> single generic interface for doing first-boot initialization of a clean
> image is more useful than many many 100 line shell scripts.