cloud image package list differs from germinate output

Bug #1224504 reported by Scott Moser
This bug affects 2 people
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Ubuntu Seeds
Fix Released

Bug Description

I was playing around with 'germinate' (looking at data at [1]) with regard to the cloud images.
The cloud image for amd64 is a strict superset compared to germinate output.

Below is the additional list of packages in the image.


I did some initial digging, and it seems like many of those probably come in as depends from the kernel installation.

I noticed that the build process's live-build branch [2] declares in package-lists/ubuntu-cloud that it has 'Tasks' of 'server' and 'standard' explicitly, and that it names 'landscape-client' and 'ubuntu-minimal' by name as packages. None of these should be necessary. The seed structure [3] declares that cloud-image is dependent on 'standard' so that should not be necessary.
The and the cloud-image seed includes 'landscape-common'.

So, the changes I'd like to be made are:
 * either change 'STRUCTURE' at [3] to make cloud-image depend on 'server' or not, but remove the 'server' task from the installation.
 * remove landscape-client from manual installation
 * remove ubuntu-minimal from manual installation. I'm not sure why we would have this, or actually the reason for its being (compared with a task). Probably should figure that out.
 * figure out if 'landscape-client' (package-lists/ubuntu-cloud) or 'landscape-common' ubuntu.saucy/cloud-image is "the right package" for landscape and fix in the seed.
 * maybe add 'grub-pc' to the seed as '[amd64 i386]'. grub-pc makes the packages list from live-builds scripts/build/lb_binary_debian-installer. We clearly do want grub-pc. I think i'm ok with not adding to the seed though.


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Scott Moser (smoser) wrote :
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Ben Howard (darkmuggle-deactivatedaccount) wrote :

I think the path forward is to canonize the idea that Cloud images are server + cloudy packages.

With that I would put landscape-client in the server seed. Then I can change the live-build recipe for Saucy.

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Scott Moser (smoser) wrote :

I typo'd the '--fixes' bug in revno 2161 of saucy seeds.

At this point, the seeds are where we want them:
revno: 2161 [merge]

fixes bug:
committer: Scott Moser <email address hidden>
branch nick: ubuntu.saucy
timestamp: Tue 2013-09-17 08:37:19 -0400
  cloud-image cleanups. depend on server and install landscape-client.

  This does 2 things, both just putting the seed in alignment with the
  build process:
   * make cloud image a super set of 'server'. The build process was
     explicitly installing the 'server' task.
   * add landscape-client. The build process was installing
     landscape-client manually.

  See bug 1224504 for more information.

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Scott Moser (smoser) wrote :

Just posting this for reference. There were no resultant package changes after these changes were made.
That was expected.

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Scott Moser (smoser) wrote :

For reference:
09/12/13 10:51:37 <utlemming> [08:51] <andreas> utlemming: common has the landscape-sysinfo plugin, which displays part of the motd

So thats why landscape-common exists in seeds.

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Scott Moser (smoser) wrote :

i had a conversation with cjwatson in ubuntu-devel [1].
As a result,
 a.) I am wrong about dropping server. That is correct. The duplication is unfortunate, but expected.
 b.) keep ubuntu-minimal
 c.) do not add grub-pc
 d.) I just reverted the change to STRUCTURE (in revno 2164 of ubuntu.saucy).

So in the end, all I did here was add 'landscape-client' to the ubuntu seed.

The only thing left to do is remove landscape-client from manual installation.


Mathew Hodson (mhodson)
affects: ubuntu → uec-live-build
Mathew Hodson (mhodson)
affects: uec-live-build → cloud-images
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Mathew Hodson (mhodson) wrote :

Marking fixed based on comment #8

affects: cloud-images → ubuntu-seeds
Changed in ubuntu-seeds:
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
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