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Re: Official Debian image request: Google Compute Engine (was: Re: Please let's not talk about "clouds")

Hi Anders,

On Apr 24, 2013 2:01 AM, "Anders Ingemann" <anders@ingemann.de> wrote:
> > We're currently thinking of an official naming scheme of the form
> > debian-X_Y_Z-vYYYYMMDD for each image. (Unfortunately periods are not
> > allowed in image names, so underscores would work instead.) This is
> > meant to be similar to our other official images but is open to change
> > if Debian has a strong preference.
> Have a look at https://github.com/andsens/build-debian-cloud/tags. I know my tagnames contain periods, but it would be cool if could arrive at some common naming scheme across platforms. I'm sure James has some ideas as well.

I was referring to the name of the image as customers would reference it within Google Compute Engine after being uploaded and added. The pattern I listed is based on what Google Compute Engine uses for its non-Debian images. The name of the corresponding build-debian-cloud tag should probably specify which cloud now that multiple are supported, but otherwise I have no immediate thoughts there.

The name of the generated image tarball itself is only relevant to Google Compute Engine as input to "gcutil addimage", but if we nevertheless want to stick to a scheme there, a suitable name can be chosen at upload time until the code is updated to use the scheme. After "gcutil addimage: all dependencies on the input tarball are dropped.

- Jimmy

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