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Re: python3-google-compute-engine vs. google-guest-agent

As an FYI, the compute-image-packages github repository is entirely deprecated.

New packages are:

https://github.com/GoogleCloudPlatform/guest-agent.git typically packaged as 'google-guest-agent'
https://github.com/GoogleCloudPlatform/guest-oslogin.git typically packaged as 'google-compute-engine-oslogin'
https://github.com/GoogleCloudPlatform/guest-configs.git typically packaged as 'google-compute-engine'

The 'google-compute-engine' package as built by Google depends on the others, and they are collectively
referred to as the Google Guest Environment for GCE. All tools are installed by default on GCE public images.

For more information:



On 01/28/22 at 10:27am, Dominik George wrote:
> Hi,
> after google-guest-agent has been accepted into sid, it was reported
> that it has a conflicting file with python3-google-compute-engine:
>   https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=1004071
> I did some research yesterday, and as it seems, some of the pckages
> built from google-guest-image-packages have been deprecated:
>   https://github.com/GoogleCloudPlatform/compute-image-packages
> Specifically, google-guest-agent is noted as the replacement for
> python3-google-compute-engine.
> Shall we simply replicate this deprecation in Debian? Or should we go
> all the way with alternatives and whatnot?
> My proposal is doing what upstream says, and making
> python3-google-compute-engine a transitional package that pulls in
> google-guest-agent.
> Cheers,
> Nik

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