[arch-general] Generating Arch OpenStack images

Sebastian Pipping sebastian at pipping.org
Wed Jun 24 03:03:19 UTC 2015


On 23.06.2015 17:41, Victor Dmitriyev wrote:
> The cloud-init package has growpart module which apparently can resize
> partitions. It uses gpart utility which is in official repositories or
> growroot utility which is part of cloud-utils package [10]. Try it out.
> It might actually be sufficient.


Their usage of gpart ("gpart resize -i ...") reveals that gpart has a
very different (and incompatible) usage on FreeBSD and Linux and that
cloud-init actually expect the FreeBSD version.  Maybe that's why they
support both growpart and gpart.

I have just uploaded a first auto-generated image with growing
filesystem to try here now:

>> Creating an OpenStack images manually takes debugging and time to figure
>> things out.  That alone may be a reason why some people would either use
>> something ready to use or to save the trouble altogether.  I don't see
>> why people would want OpenStack images for Debian, Ubuntu, CentOS,
>> Fedora, Gentoo, but not Arch Linux.
> Yeah, probably.
> Anyway, if you will successfully create OpenStack image I hope you will
> share your experience on ArchWiki somewhere.

I added a few words at
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/OpenStack#Images now for a start.

> I overreacted. For some reason I thought that tone of your mail was a
> bit bossy.

I see.  Thanks for that explanation, I appreciate it.

> In the end, I hope you will create a basement of the official way to use
> Arch on OpenStack.

Glad to hear.

> [10]
> http://bazaar.launchpad.net/~cloud-init-dev/cloud-init/trunk/view/head:/cloudinit/config/cc_growpart.py#L117



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