UEC image resize script

Thierry Carrez thierry.carrez at canonical.com
Fri Oct 2 07:55:39 BST 2009

Dustin Kirkland wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 1, 2009 at 2:09 PM, Matt Zimmerman <mdz at canonical.com> wrote:
>>> Where would be a good place to stash it?
> I suggest euca2ools:
>  * euca2ools - managing cloud instances for Eucalyptus
> Perhaps euca-resize-image?  Or, if the former is too generic and
> misleading, euca-resize-uec-image?  I'd think the tool should be
> generally useful, perhaps eventually growing a [--format
> uec|ec2|whatever] appendage.

If it needs to end up in euca2ools, we'll need a FFe to cover this.
euca2ools aims at ec2-* compatibility so it might not be the best place
to put it.

I think we could use a new "uectools" package that generally builds on
euca2ools to provide higher level abstractions, like our
ubuntu-dev-tools package. For example, bundling an UEC EMI from the
stuff we publish right now takes 9 commands. If we include
resize-uec-image, that makes 10. And I'm pretty sure we can come up with
other useful scripts to make the life of UEC users and UEC admins better.

If its not a good idea to add a package to karmic right now, then I'd
recommend a LP project to have all the scripts under revision control +
potentially a PPA to make them easier to install. Once we get a
reasonable collection of scripts, then we can add the package to Lucid ?

Thierry Carrez
Technical lead, Ubuntu server team || Canonical Ltd.

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