[ec2-beta] feature request: user-data scripts

Eric Hammond ehammond at thinksome.com
Wed Mar 11 02:32:11 GMT 2009


Yes, the user-data script functionality has been copied into the
official Ubuntu beta images.

And it actually works in beta2 ;)

It's not your fault for missing it.  It's about as (un)documented in the
official beta as it is in my images, but it works exactly the same way.

Eric Hammond
ehammond at thinksome.com

Keary Griffin wrote:
> I know this is a little late in the game for this release, but maybe for 
> the future, one of things I really liked about the Eric's alestic Ubuntu 
> images was the ability for the image to launch a script supplied in the 
> ec2 user-data on first boot.
> This allows people to launch the AMI's as-is without needing to 
> rebundle, and use the user-data supplied script to customize the image 
> on boot.
> I've seen a bunch of talk on this list lately about the pros and cons of 
> rebundling/not rebundling the AMI's.   I usually rebundle my AMI's 
> (because without a feature like the above it's a necessity), but find it 
> time-consuming and would rather skip this step.  Being able to specify a 
> script to launch on first-boot would allow me to skip this step.
> And if this functionality is already there and I missed it, I'll 
> apologize in advance.
> Thanks
> Keary

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