Re: Where to upload official OpenStack Debian images?
On Wed, Oct 29, 2014 at 11:53 AM, Thomas Goirand <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On 10/29/2014 12:54 AM, Steve McIntyre wrote:
> > On Wed, Oct 22, 2014 at 03:58:04PM +0200, Juerg Haefliger wrote:
> >> Hi,
> >> On Sat, Jul 19, 2014 at 10:12 AM, Thomas Goirand <email@example.com>
> >>> On 07/18/2014 07:49 PM, Steve McIntyre wrote:
> >>>>>  I contacted Steve McIntyre privately about it, but he didn't
> >>>> Bugger, sorry. Must have missed the mail totally. :-(
> >>> As I wrote on IRC, I thought you were busy with arm stuff, so I didn't
> >>> dare to ask again. It's probably my fault for not insisting.
> >>>> I think we could/should have space on cdimage etc.
> >>> That'd be awesome!
> >>>> - how big are we talking?
> >>> 350 / 400 MB for the normal compressed qcow2 image. We could as well
> >>> ship the raw image, but I don't think that's necessary since it's
> >>> possible to convert the qcow2 back into .img using qemu-img.
> >> I'd love to be able to download Debian cloud images from an official
> >> What is missing/required to make this happen? Can I help?
> > Simple lack of time thus far, to be honest. :-(
> > Thomas: where are your images currently?
> Hi Steve,
> I upload them to the HP cloud, but also over here:
Very good. Thanks for the pointer.
> Though this image contains the bootlogd patch to support logging on
> multiple consoles. I'm currently trying to make this updated in
> proposed-updates though (see: #767202).
> On 10/29/2014 05:13 AM, Martinx - ジェームズ wrote:
> > Lets build something like this:
> > https://cloud-images.ubuntu.com/locator/ec2/ but, for Debian, of
> > course... ?
> > I can help.
> Let's stick to the plan of distributing the images together with the
> Debian CDs.
What exactly does that mean, 'together with the CDs'?
> It's not the role of Debian to advertize for a particular
> provider like Amazon (even though it's IMO ok to maintain the images
> within large cloud service providers).
I don't think this is about promoting cloud providers. It's about providing
a central place for users to learn where official Debian images can be
found. Are you concerned about the effort to maintain such a site or about
Debian being perceived as favoring certain cloud providers or is it against
some Debian policy?
> You may also know that we already provide some images within AWS. See
> the debian-cloud list. I would recommend anyone that maintain images to
> advertize about them in that list rather than in debian-devel or on the
> Debian web site.
IMO it feels wrong for a potential user to have to hunt through mailing
lists to find and learn about official Debian cloud images. A central place
to download images (OpenStack, AWS, Docker, ...) is very useful, links to
providers that host such images would be a nice add-on for end users but I
can understand if there's resentment.
> Thomas Goirand (zigo)