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)
Status tracked in Bionic

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?

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