OEM archive plans for 22.04

Lukasz Zemczak lukasz.zemczak at canonical.com
Tue Jan 18 14:34:26 UTC 2022

Hello everyone,

With a few of my hats on (technical board, SRU, release team), as I
was diving into documenting some of the OEM archive portions, I
started thinking a bit more about the OEM situation for the incoming
22.04 release. I was not part of any of the original discussions for
the OEM stack, so I'd be grateful for some knowledge sharing from
people that know more.

We introduced the OEM-specific metapackages in 20.04, enabling the OEM
archives for certain certified SKUs. This was limited only to 20.04.
Now, the next hot LTS is coming our way and I was wondering: what is
the plan there?

My main concern is that it was said that the meta packages should be
strictly for focal *only*, so none of the meta packages have been in
any devel release since then. Those were always going straight and
only to 20.04. Since 22.04 is an LTS, people running 20.04 will get
the ability to upgrade, so I'd like to make sure we have the upgrade
story straight.

As said, I might be missing some context - maybe this has been
discussed already. But is the plan to get all the current oem-*-meta
packages no-change rebuilt for jammy? Or are those going to be
re-introduced as certification of machines for 22.04 goes forward?


Ɓukasz 'sil2100' Zemczak
 Foundations Team
 lukasz.zemczak at canonical.com

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