Allow for merging with json-patch

Bug #1200476 reported by Joshua Harlow
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Joshua Harlow

Bug Description

It would be pretty nice to allow for merging using the json patch specification. (

Said specification provides a common way to add/remove/delete when patching:

   This format is also potentially useful in other cases in which it is
   necessary to make partial updates to a JSON document or to a data
   structure that has similar constraints (i.e., they can be serialized
   as an object or an array using the JSON grammar).

Since cloud-inits cloud-config is yaml (but could just as easily be json), the above seems pretty applicable to the type of updates (merging) that cloud-init performs. To start it might be neat to allow for a new mime-type that #json-patch where these types of merging operations happen. exists and seems like its being actively developed and it will likely make applying the specification much easier to do.

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Joshua Harlow (harlowja)
Changed in cloud-init:
assignee: nobody → Joshua Harlow (harlowja)
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Scott Moser (smoser) wrote :

This was fixed in trunk at revno 842.

Changed in cloud-init:
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Fix Committed
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Scott Moser (smoser) wrote :

fixed in 0.7.3

Changed in cloud-init:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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James Falcon (falcojr) wrote :
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