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Re: Bug#694923: better / alternative image distribution

Excerpts from Thomas Goirand's message of 2012-12-02 05:25:10 -0800:
> On 12/02/2012 07:29 PM, Marco d'Itri wrote:
> > Are the EC2 images also usable as is on other Amazon-like cloud 
> > infrastructures? If they are not, then I do not see the point of using 
> > our own resources for the benefit of a specific cloud provider.
> They are normally useable with Openstack, which is in Wheezy.
> If you want to try Openstack though, it might be more easy to
> do so with our latest release (eg: 2012.2.1) only available in
> our Git on Alioth:
> https://wiki.debian.org/OpenStackHowto/Folsom
> Following this howto, one should be up-and-running with
> Openstack within 30 minutes (plus of course the time it
> would take to install Wheezy on a few servers).
> I would also like to highlight that Canonical releases some LTS
> images specifically made to run on EC2 or on Openstack (and
> maybe, with a stronger focus on Openstack). I see no reason
> why Debian wouldn't do it as well.

The Ubuntu cloud images:


Are even more generic than that. They are meant to run on
"virtualization". They make a nice starting point for simply downloading
and booting a server image in KVM for instance.

cloud-init has specific code to handle EC2 and OpenStack, but the images
themselves are quite generic.

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