cloud-init for EPEL6 [was: [Openstack] centos 6 images]

Jan van Eldik Jan.van.Eldik at
Thu Jun 14 10:50:47 UTC 2012

Hi Padraig, all,

We are very interested in testing cloud-init for EPEL6 (and 5), and have
started to play with the RPMs under .

What would be the best way for us to give feedback? This mailing list,
or, sthg else?

         thanks, cheers, Jan

On 05/22/2012 07:39 PM, Pádraig Brady wrote:
> On 05/22/2012 05:51 PM, Scott Moser wrote:
>> On Tue, 22 May 2012, Pádraig Brady wrote:
>>> On 05/22/2012 03:39 PM, Andy Grimm wrote:
>>>> On Tue, May 22, 2012 at 9:38 AM, Pádraig Brady<P at>  wrote:
>>>>> On 05/22/2012 04:07 AM, Jason Ford wrote:
>>>>>> I am trying to put together an image for centos 6 that works like cloud-init on ubuntu does. Currently I have ssh keys getting imported but having some problems getting the disk to dynamically resize to the flavor template as well as the hostname set in horizon to be pushed into the image. Does anyone have any howtos or suggestions on how to get this done? Is there cloud-init for centos just like ubuntu? I would also be interested in how to do this with debian as well.
>>>>> Well I notice there is no cloud-init package for EPEL.
>>>>> I took a quick stab at it here:
>>>> I've already responded in IRC, but it wouldn't hurt to have a response
>>>> in the mail archive.  In short, the reason there isn't already a
>>>> cloud-init for EL6 (or EL5, for that matter) is that upstream has been
>>>> using python 2.7-only calls for a while now.  In particular, a couple
>>>> of calls to subprocess.check_output need to be replaced, and I think
>>>> there are a few other issues as well.  I don't think it's a huge
>> It would help if you'd bring that up with upstream :)
>> I'm interested in cloud-init working in the most places it can.  I'll try
>> to pull in the sysvinit scripts that Pádraig added and grab other changes
>> that are there.
> Excellent.
> I'll submit as much as I can upstream anyway after some more testing.
> cheers,
> Pádraig.
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