New releases of Ubuntu and Debian Images for Amazon EC2 (20100319)

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Note: I do not recommend that new users start with these AMIs. These AMIs run with older versions of Amazon’s Fedora 8 kernel which have some incompatibilities with Ubuntu and Debian (e.g., XFS is broken). My strong recommendation is for all users to convert to one of the Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic or Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy AMIs which run with a modern, compatible Ubuntu kernel.

I have released updates of the following legacy Ubuntu and Debian S3-based AMIs published in the “alestic” buckets:

  • Ubuntu: 8.04 Hardy, 8.10 Intrepid, 9.04 Jaunty
  • Debian: 4.0 Etch, 5.0 Lenny

I welcome testing and feedback from folks who are already using the older versions of these AMIs.

In addition to upgraded software packages, the following enhancements are in this release:

  • Wait for meta-data before deciding whether to generate ssh host key (Thanks to Dmitry for catching)

  • Patch from Tom White to support compressed user-data scripts

  • Allow user-data script to remove the “been run” file so that it is run on every boot instead of just the first

  • Upgrade EC2 AMI tools to 1.3-34544

  • Debian: Add Alestic PPA to apt sources

  • Debian: Install runurl from Alestic PPA

I would like to reiterate that these AMIs are not recommended for anybody except folks who are already using older versions of these AMIs and I would encourage you to upgrade to an Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic AMI or the upcoming Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid AMI which will be released in April. The base Ubuntu image building responsibilities have been transfered to Canonical and I don’t have any plans to release new AMIs in the older Ubuntu or Debian series beyond what I am announcing here.

I have not yet posted the AMI ids on http://alestic.com pending testing and feedback, but here are the ids for those who need to run them:

us-east-1

ami-1116f978 Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty   server  32-bit
ami-e116f988 Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty   server  64-bit
ami-cd16f9a4 Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty   desktop 32-bit
ami-c316f9aa Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty   desktop 64-bit

ami-1316f97a Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid server  32-bit
ami-e316f98a Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid server  64-bit
ami-cb16f9a2 Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid desktop 32-bit
ami-c116f9a8 Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid desktop 64-bit

ami-e916f980 Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy    server  32-bit
ami-e716f98e Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy    server  64-bit
ami-1716f97e Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy    desktop 32-bit
ami-e516f98c Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy    desktop 64-bit

ami-eb16f982 Ubuntu 6.06 Dapper   server  32-bit
ami-f916f990 Ubuntu 6.06 Dapper   server  64-bit

ami-ed16f984 Debian 5.0 Lenny     server  32-bit
ami-fb16f992 Debian 5.0 Lenny     server  64-bit
ami-cf16f9a6 Debian 5.0 Lenny     desktop 32-bit
ami-c516f9ac Debian 5.0 Lenny     desktop 64-bit

ami-ef16f986 Debian 4.0 Etch      server  32-bit
ami-fd16f994 Debian 4.0 Etch      server  64-bit

us-west-1

ami-197a2b5c Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty   server  32-bit
ami-237a2b66 Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty   server  64-bit
ami-357a2b70 Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty   desktop 32-bit
ami-c97a2b8c Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty   desktop 64-bit

ami-257a2b60 Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid server  32-bit
ami-2d7a2b68 Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid server  64-bit
ami-377a2b72 Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid desktop 32-bit
ami-d57a2b90 Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid desktop 64-bit

ami-277a2b62 Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy    server  32-bit
ami-2f7a2b6a Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy    server  64-bit
ami-cf7a2b8a Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy    desktop 32-bit
ami-d77a2b92 Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy    desktop 64-bit

ami-217a2b64 Ubuntu 6.06 Dapper   server  32-bit
ami-e77a2ba2 Ubuntu 6.06 Dapper   server  64-bit

ami-d37a2b96 Debian 5.0 Lenny     server  32-bit
ami-df7a2b9a Debian 5.0 Lenny     server  64-bit
ami-e37a2ba6 Debian 5.0 Lenny     desktop 32-bit
ami-db7a2b9e Debian 5.0 Lenny     desktop 64-bit

ami-d17a2b94 Debian 4.0 Etch      server  32-bit
ami-dd7a2b98 Debian 4.0 Etch      server  64-bit

eu-west-1

ami-a798b3d3 Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty   server  32-bit
ami-af98b3db Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty   server  64-bit
ami-9798b3e3 Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty   desktop 32-bit
ami-9d98b3e9 Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty   desktop 64-bit

ami-a198b3d5 Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid server  32-bit
ami-a998b3dd Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid server  64-bit
ami-9198b3e5 Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid desktop 32-bit
ami-9998b3ed Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid desktop 64-bit

ami-a398b3d7 Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy    server  32-bit
ami-ab98b3df Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy    server  64-bit
ami-9398b3e7 Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy    desktop 32-bit
ami-8798b3f3 Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy    desktop 64-bit

ami-ad98b3d9 Ubuntu 6.06 Dapper   server  32-bit
ami-9598b3e1 Ubuntu 6.06 Dapper   server  64-bit

ami-8398b3f7 Debian 5.0 Lenny     server  32-bit
ami-8f98b3fb Debian 5.0 Lenny     server  64-bit
ami-8998b3fd Debian 5.0 Lenny     desktop 32-bit
ami-8b98b3ff Debian 5.0 Lenny     desktop 64-bit

ami-8198b3f5 Debian 4.0 Etch      server  32-bit
ami-8d98b3f9 Debian 4.0 Etch      server  64-bit

2 Comments

Hi Eric,

Just here to tell you that I've been running these two AMIs:
ami-8398b3f7 Debian 5.0 Lenny server 32-bit
ami-8f98b3fb Debian 5.0 Lenny server 64-bit
for about 20 days and no (minor nor major) problems have been found.

Oh, and by the way, your post did not make it very clear, but if I understood correctly these are the last AMIs your doing for Debian OS. Is that correct?

Thanks a lot for your time and effort.
Regards.

trek1s: Thanks for testing and submitting your feedback. I would like for the Debian community to assume that I am not going to be publishing Debian AMIs and pick up this project that I have been warning for a year I was phasing out, but I make no promises either way. If a company wished to sponsor the creation of further Debian AMIs, I would be open to discussing it, but otherwise I have no incentive to spend time on this development as I have converted to the Ubuntu images released by Canonical.

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