[ubuntu-cloud] #include user-data and arguments

Scott Moser smoser at ubuntu.com
Fri Feb 19 07:24:31 GMT 2010

On Wed, 17 Feb 2010, Scott Moser wrote:

> On Wed, 17 Feb 2010, Magne Rasmussen wrote:
> > Is it possible to pass arguments to the scripts refered to by the URL in the
> > new #include type user-data? Like with Eric Hammond's runurl? This is a
> > great way to run generic scripts parameterized for the individual instance,
> > and I would love to see this functionality be available.
> No it is not possible.
> The #include really only 'includes' text.  Its really to include
> additional things.  I would like to have a runurl like functionality.
> I considered adding cloud-config support like:
> runurl:
>  - [ url.com/fu a b c ]
>  - [ url.bar/wark a b c ]

I just commited code to support 'runcmd' as a item in cloud-config.

This allows you to do have a cloud-config user data file that looks like
the following, and does what you would expect.

I am somewhat interested in getting runurl packaged into cloud-utils or
cloud-init so that you can skip the first 2 items in the list below.

 - [ wget, -O, /usr/bin/runurl,
   "http://bazaar.launchpad.net/%7Ealestic/runurl/trunk/download/head%3A/runurl-20090817053347-o2e56z7xwq8m9tt6-1/runurl" ]
 - [ chmod, 755, /usr/bin/runurl ]
 - [ runurl,  run.alestic.com/demo/echo, ======== HELLO WORLD ====== ]
 - ls -l /root

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