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Re: Cloud images on cdimage


On 14 February 2016 at 16:28, Emmanuel Kasper <emmanuel@libera.cc> wrote:
> Hi Tiago
> To the best of my knowledge:
> * the debian-cd team only put here images it has itself generated, this
> is why the only cloud image is the openstack cloud image.
> * also the list here is not meant to be an authorative list of what is
> an official Debian.
> The openstack and live images are generated with the
> scripts in
> http://anonscm.debian.org/cgit/debian-cd/pettersson-live.git/ which call
> in the background the openstack-debian-images and vmdebootstrap debian
> packages.

Wow! Thank you very much. This is *exactly* what I was looking for.
The readme even states, under "Future stuff":

"* use a similar method for other things that need root access,
   e.g. live cloud images?"

> As you you will see, these scripts work by starting a kvm image and
> kicking vmdebootstrap / openstack-debian-images inside the VM.
> The idea is that nothing runs as root on DSA controlled machines.
> Also as a personal note:
> I am currently planning adding the Virtualbox and LXC Vagrant images to
> this build process.
> The idea so far is to setup a build box mimicking the petterson setup,
> and then send patches to pettersson-live.git to add the new cloud builders.

On 15 February 2016 at 07:24, Antonio Terceiro <terceiro@debian.org> wrote:
> Emmanuel is looking into this. We'll prototype and test the build of
> all the images we want, and then produce patches to the image building
> scripts that build the current images.

This is nice. I must do the same for bootstrap-vz. We can get into a
point where we'll be able to build any image that does not depends on
specific provider resources (like the EC2 one).

May I participate in any off-list discussions about this, if you guys
are having any? :-)

Tiago "Myhro" Ilieve
Blog: https://blog.myhro.info/
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Montes Claros - MG, Brasil

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