Introduce Functionality to Replace "location" and "copy-from" Flags for Glance Image Creation

Bug #1513473 reported by Gary Marchiny on 2015-11-05
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Bug Description

Since the "location" and "copy-from" flags are being deprecated / reserved in the newest version of the Glance CLI for creating images, it would be useful to at least replace their functionality with something similar.

Suggest adding a flag called "--image-url" that eliminates the need to copy an image to an OpenStack account in order to use it, similar to how "--location" worked.

Suggest adding a flag called "--copy-url" that allows the user to provide a URL to an existing image (e.g. on S3), where it can be copied from, similar to how "--copy-from" worked.

Since some developers' needs currently depend on these features, they are forced to use the older version of the CLI, exposing them to past bugs and potential security flaws.

affects: openstack-manuals → glance
description: updated
description: updated
Flavio Percoco (flaper87) wrote :

Hi Gary,

This has been proposed other times and the result of those discussions has always been that we won't be adding these flags back explicitly.

The reason I mention explicitly is because there's a work-in-progress to change and improve the image import process so that we'd have something consistent, discoverable and interoperable. You can follow that work here:

I'm marking this as won't fix. If you have further questions, please don't hesitate to ask.

Changed in glance:
status: New → Won't Fix
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