cloud-init-local.service should be RequiresMountsFor=/var/lib/cloud rather than /var/lib

Bug #1642062 reported by Scott Moser
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cloud-init (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

cloud-init-local.service writes to /var/lib/cloud/ and is more correct to have that listed here than /var/lib.

Scott Moser (smoser)
Changed in cloud-init:
status: New → Fix Committed
importance: Undecided → Low
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Steve Langasek (vorlon) wrote : Please test proposed package

Hello Scott, or anyone else affected,

Accepted cloud-init into xenial-proposed. The package will build now and be available at in a few hours, and then in the -proposed repository.

Please help us by testing this new package. See for documentation on how to enable and use -proposed.Your feedback will aid us getting this update out to other Ubuntu users.

If this package fixes the bug for you, please add a comment to this bug, mentioning the version of the package you tested, and change the tag from verification-needed to verification-done. If it does not fix the bug for you, please add a comment stating that, and change the tag to verification-failed. In either case, details of your testing will help us make a better decision.

Further information regarding the verification process can be found at . Thank you in advance!

tags: added: verification-needed
Steve Langasek (vorlon)
Changed in cloud-init (Ubuntu Xenial):
status: New → Fix Released
status: Fix Released → Fix Committed
Changed in cloud-init (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Released
Mathew Hodson (mhodson)
Changed in cloud-init (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
Changed in cloud-init (Ubuntu Xenial):
importance: Undecided → Low
Changed in cloud-init (Ubuntu Yakkety):
importance: Undecided → Low
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Scott Moser (smoser) wrote :

verified that install and upgrade to proposed:

$ cat updated-clean-boot/systemctl-cloud-init-local.service | grep Require

$ dpkg-query --show cloud-init
cloud-init 0.7.8-49-g9e904bb-0ubuntu1~16.04.1

tags: added: verification-done
removed: verification-needed
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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :
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This bug was fixed in the package cloud-init - 0.7.8-49-g9e904bb-0ubuntu1~16.04.1

cloud-init (0.7.8-49-g9e904bb-0ubuntu1~16.04.1) xenial-proposed; urgency=medium

  * debian/cloud-init.postinst: update /etc/fstab on Azure to fix
    future resize operations. (LP: #1611074)
  * New upstream snapshot.
    - Add activate_datasource, for datasource specific code paths.
      (LP: #1611074)
    - systemd: cloud-init-local use RequiresMountsFor=/var/lib/cloud
      (LP: #1642062)

cloud-init (0.7.8-47-gb6561a1-0ubuntu1~16.04.1) xenial-proposed; urgency=medium

  * debian/cloud-init.templates: enable DigitalOcean by default [Ben Howard]
  * New upstream snapshot.
    - systemd/cloud-init-local.service:
      + replace 'Wants' and 'After' on with more granular
        After=systemd-remount-fs.service and RequiresMountsFor=/var/lib
        This is done run sufficiently early enough to update /etc/fstab.
        (LP: #1611074)
      + add Before=NetworkManager.service so that cloud-init can render
        NetworkManager network config before it would apply them.
    - systemd/cloud-init.service:
      + add and DefaultDependencies=no (LP: #1611074)
      + drop Requires=networking.service to work where networking.service is
        not needed.
      + add
      + drop unnecessary
    - net: support reading ipv6 dhcp config from initramfs [LaMont Jones]
      (LP: #1621615)
    - dmidecode: Allow dmidecode to be used on aarch64, and only attempt
      usage on x86, x86_64, and aarch64. [Robert Schweikert]
    - disk-config: udev settle after partitioning in gpt format.
      (LP: #1626243)
    - Add support for snap create-user on Ubuntu Core images. [Ryan Harper]
      (LP: #1619393)
    - Fix sshd restarts for rhel distros. [Jim Gorz]
    - Move user/group functions to new ug_util file [Joshua Harlow]
    - update Gentoo initscripts to run in the correct order [Matthew Thode]
    - MAAS: improve the debugging tool in datasource to consider
      config provided on kernel cmdline.
    - lxd: Update network config for LXD 2.3 [Stéphane Graber] (LP: #1640556)
    - Decode unicode types in decode_binary [Robert Schweikert]
    - Allow ephemeral drive to be unpartitioned [Paul Meyer]
    - subp: add 'update_env' argument which allows for more easily adding
      environment variables to a subprocess call.
    - Adjust mounts and disk configuration for systemd. (LP: #1611074)
    - DataSources:
      + Ec2: protect against non-dictionary in block-device-mapping.
      + AliYun: Add new datasource for Ali-Cloud ECS, that is
        available but not enabled by default [kaihuan.pkh]
      + DigitalOcean: use meta-data for network configuration and
        enable data source by default. [Ben Howard]
      + OpenNebula: replace parsing of 'ip' command with similar function
        available in This fixed unit tests when running
        in environment with no networking.
    - doc changes:
      + Add documentation on stages of boot.
      + make the RST files consistently formated and other improvements.


Changed in cloud-init (Ubuntu Xenial):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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Adam Conrad (adconrad) wrote : Update Released

The verification of the Stable Release Update for cloud-init has completed successfully and the package has now been released to -updates. Subsequently, the Ubuntu Stable Release Updates Team is being unsubscribed and will not receive messages about this bug report. In the event that you encounter a regression using the package from -updates please report a new bug using ubuntu-bug and tag the bug report regression-update so we can easily find any regressions.

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Scott Moser (smoser) wrote :

This is fixed in cloud-init 0.7.9.

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