Release updated official Ubuntu EC2 AMIs for Karmic, Hardy

Bug #503649 reported by Eric Hammond on 2010-01-06
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Scott Moser

Bug Description

Please publish current, updated Ubuntu AMIs on Amazon EC2 for 9.10 Karmic and 8.04 Hardy.

According to the draft proposal on "New AMIs will be published for stable releases based on" a few conditions including things like time it takes to perform upgrades and other issues.

It's been a while since the EC2 AMIs were updated and releasing new one will speed up instance startups.

An apt-get update/upgrade currently takes over a minute on the below AMI with an m1.small instance.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Wed Jan 6 01:52:27 2010
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
Ec2AMI: ami-1515f67c
Ec2AMIManifest: ubuntu-images-us/ubuntu-karmic-9.10-i386-server-20091027.1.manifest.xml
Ec2AvailabilityZone: us-east-1a
Ec2InstanceType: m1.small
Ec2Kernel: aki-5f15f636
Ec2Ramdisk: ari-0915f660
Package: ec2-init 0.4.999-0ubuntu7
PackageArchitecture: all
ProcVersionSignature: User Name 2.6.31-302.7-ec2
SourcePackage: ec2-init
Tags: ec2-images
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-302-ec2 i686

Eric Hammond (esh) wrote :
Eric Hammond (esh) wrote :
Eric Hammond (esh) on 2010-01-06
description: updated
Eric Hammond (esh) wrote :

I updated the bug description to remove a bogus reason I'd like to see updated AMIs. There is no bug in the grub-pc package update code; the mistake was mine.

For anybody who saw the original report, I was simply missing the -E option to pass environment variables to a sudo command:

  export DEBIAN_FRONTEND=noninteractive
  sudo apt-get update
  sudo -E apt-get upgrade -y

That said, I still think it's a great idea to publish updated AMIs.

description: updated
Scott Moser (smoser) wrote :

I've just made updated versions of hardy available. They've got a fix for the ec2-init bug selecting us-east-1 mirrors when running in us-west-1. That was the only real issue not fixable by a update.

The karmic images were available last week. So, marking this "fixed" . I do hope to get to a regular refresh policy soon.

Changed in ubuntu:
assignee: nobody → Scott Moser (smoser)
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Fix Released
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