On Wed, Jan 16, 2013 at 03:32:04PM +0100, Juerg Haefliger wrote:
Hi! Thanks for your comments and interest -- it's very helpful.
1) The default username ec2-user is too Amazon centric. I don't
what the greater implications are of changing the default user but I'd
rather see something generic like 'fedora'.
Yeah, I think there's general agreement about that, but we couldn't come to
agreement about what it should be, so we stuck with that for this release.
2) The console log is empty. It would be rather helpful to add
'console=ttyS0' for debugging potential boot issues.
3) There's no growroot initramfs script so the root partition
get automatically enlarged to consume the whole disk. I'm working on
creating the missing packages cloud-utils and cloud-initramfs-tools. I
have them ready for EPEL 6 but not yet Fedora because it uses GPT.
Cool. Let's put that in the plan for F19.
4) dnsdomainname returns 'localhost' when it should return
in our environment. Quite frankly I don't know how the domainname is
retrieved and need to look into it.
Let me know what you find and if there are any fixes needed.
5) The timezone is set to EST which doesn't necessarily match
location of the VM. I think UTC would make more sense.
I think you're right; anyone object?
6) Is there a file with the image version or builddate somewhere in
the image? I couldn't find one but think it's a useful thing to have.
There is not. I suppose we could write it to /etc/issue or to /etc/motd.
Do you think these could be addressed with a single generic image
works both in EC2 and OpenStack, just like Canonical's Ubuntu images?
We'd like to as much as possible, yeah.
Let me know what you think and how I can help.
The above is a great start. Are you coming to FUDcon?
Also, would you (or the greater Fedora project in general) be
interested in a free account in the HP cloud? I think I should be able
to make that happen. Note that at the moment user's can't upload their
own images, they all have to be uploaded by HP (read me) until we make
Yes, that would be very helpful. Thanks!
Matthew Miller ☁☁☁ Fedora Cloud Architect ☁☁☁ <mattdm(a)fedoraproject.org>