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Re: Straw poll - cloud-init in base AMIs (was Re: cloud-init_0.7.1-3~bpo70+1_amd64.changes ACCEPTED into wheezy-backports, wheezy-backports)

Le Sun, May 05, 2013 at 04:31:12AM +0200, Lucas Nussbaum a écrit :
> Another problme is that it would not benefit from possible security
> updates.

There are security updates on wheezy-backports, but I assume that you mean
that: if 1) we do not add wheezy-backports to /etc/apt/sources.list and 2) if
there is a security update, then it will be less straightforward for our users
to benefit from it.

One solution would be to add wheezy-backports to /etc/apt/sources.list.  By
default, it will never cause the installation of backports on the system unless
the administrator specifically requests it.  Because wheezy-backports are
configured with "ButAutomaticUpgrades: yes", security updates for the
backported cloud-init will come the same way as security updates for packages
in Wheezy.  Apart from the goal of being as similar as possible as systems
installed with Debian-Installer with default choices, I do not see
disadvantages for doing so.

If the cloud-init backport works well, another solution would be to add
cloud-init to Wheezy in the next point release.  (In know that it is not on
this list that it has to be formally proposed, but I think that this request
would only have a chance to pass if it is largely consensual here, so let's
discuss it here first).


Charles Plessy
Tsurumi, Kanagawa, Japan

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