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Re: Making a test version of Bullseye as a GCE image available?

I had some time to work on this and we have all of our package dependencies resolved now. There is a test image available in the debian-cloud-testing project which appears to work but we have a lot more validation to do. At the very least it does boot and you can login as normal. PTAL!

Zach Marano

On Mon, Mar 22, 2021 at 11:38 AM Zach Marano <zmarano@google.com> wrote:
Hi Ted!
We will work on this soon and try to get a working bullseye image in that project (which is not actively maintained and just sort of best effort). Primarily, we just need to get the build config for GCE bullseye working. We generally don't do this until exactly this point in thE Debian release cycle.

Zach Marano

On Mon, Mar 22, 2021 at 10:58 AM Theodore Ts'o <tytso@mit.edu> wrote:
Hey, now that we've hit hard freeze for Bullseye, I was hoping that
perhaps we could start making a GCE image for Debian-11 availble?

For Debian 10, a few months before it was released, there was a test
image that was made available in the debian-cloud-testing project:

% gcloud compute images --project debian-cloud-testing list --no-standard-images
NAME                        PROJECT               FAMILY      DEPRECATED  STATUS
debian-10-buster-v20191205  debian-cloud-testing  debian-10               READY
debian-sid-v20190812        debian-cloud-testing  debian-sid              READY

Perhaps it would make sense to make an image for Bullseye in
debian-cloud-testing, so it doesn't accidentally get picked up and
used in production environments before Bullseye gets released as
Debian Stable?

I've never built a GCE image from scratch before, but if someone wants
to point me at the instructions, I'm happy to give it a try, and would
be willing to help with updating the debian-cloud-testing project.


                                        - Ted

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