Change metadata server to upstream requested one

Bug #1761006 reported by Robert Ancell on 2018-04-03
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
fwupd (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

fwupd is configured to use an Amazon server for downloading firmware metadata. As requested by upstream:

"The current CDN (~$100/month) is kindly sponsored by Amazon, but that won't
last forever. In the future we can switch to a 'dumb' provider like BunnyCDN
for 1/10th of the cost.

Use a CNAME we control to make switching CDN providers easy in the future."

[Test Case]
Still able to install firmware as before

[Regression Potential]
Some risk of breaking firmware updates due to server configuration, but this matches upstreams setup and is the behaviour in fwupd 1.0.6 (in bionic onwards).

Robert Ancell (robert-ancell) wrote :

Note wont fix in artful as that is about to go EOL and the existing server should continue to work until then.

Changed in fwupd (Ubuntu Bionic):
status: New → Fix Released
importance: Undecided → Medium
Changed in fwupd (Ubuntu Artful):
importance: Undecided → Medium
Changed in fwupd (Ubuntu Xenial):
importance: Undecided → Medium
Changed in fwupd (Ubuntu Artful):
status: New → Won't Fix
Changed in fwupd (Ubuntu Xenial):
status: New → Triaged
Changed in fwupd (Ubuntu Xenial):
status: Triaged → Fix Committed

Hello Robert, or anyone else affected,

Accepted fwupd 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-xenial to verification-done-xenial. If it does not fix the bug for you, please add a comment stating that, and change the tag to verification-failed-xenial. In either case, without details of your testing we will not be able to proceed.

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

tags: added: verification-needed verification-needed-xenial
Robert Ancell (robert-ancell) wrote :

@Mario - could you verify this?

Robert Ancell (robert-ancell) wrote :

Given 'fwupdmgr refresh' still works without error I'm going to confirm this.

tags: added: verification-done-xenial
removed: verification-needed verification-needed-xenial
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package fwupd - 0.8.3-0ubuntu3

fwupd (0.8.3-0ubuntu3) xenial; urgency=medium

  * debian/patches/0001-Use-a-CNAME-to-redirect-to-the-correct-CDN-for-metad.patch:
    - Change metadata server to upstream requested one (LP: #1761006)

 -- Robert Ancell <email address hidden> Wed, 04 Apr 2018 10:19:52 +1200

Changed in fwupd (Ubuntu Xenial):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released

The verification of the Stable Release Update for fwupd 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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