F15 EC2 Test Day Rescheduling

Jay Greguske jgregusk at redhat.com
Thu Jul 28 21:25:23 UTC 2011

On 07/28/2011 12:23 AM, Garrett Holmstrom wrote:
> On 2011-07-27 20:27, Max Spevack wrote:
>> On Wed, 27 Jul 2011, Jay Greguske wrote:
>>> Koji builds the images fine, we're stuck at uploading and registering
>>> them as EBS-backed AMIs currently.
>> Can you give more information about this bug?  What is the process by
>> which issues like this are being debugged and investigated?

The process is Dennis and I have been hacking together a script to do
the uploading, and when it doesn't work, one of us pesters the other to
fix it. :)

> While I can't say for sure what the current hangup is, I can tell you 
> what makes the process so difficult:
> Uploading an EBS-backed image is somewhat more convoluted than uploading 
> a regular image because you have to boot up a virtual machine inside 
> EC2, create a virtual disk to install Fedora onto, copy the contents of 
> the entire image over the Internet onto that disk, and then create a 
> snapshot of the disk.  Registering it is rather quick and painless, but 
> until euca2ools-1.3.1-12 (which is on its way to updates-testing for all 
> releases and EPEL) one had to write a custom script to do it.

Exactly. The upload is where we're stuck at the moment.

> The fact that BoxGrinder automates this entire process is the reason so 
> many people recommend it.
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