[ec2-beta] EC2 AMI and API Tools

Eric Hammond ehammond at thinksome.com
Mon Mar 16 11:11:58 GMT 2009


Please make sure you are using the latest (beta2) version of the
official Ubuntu beta images.  The beta1 images did not include the AMI


The beta2 images do include the AMI tools version 1.3-31057 20071010.
They are installed in the $PATH so you are able to use the the commands

I was able to use the installed AMI tools on beta2 to bundle a new image
with no problems.

The public AMIs I am familiar with do not include the API tools by
default, and the official Ubuntu beta images do not deviate in this
regard.  The link above shows how to install the API tools if you want
to run them on the instance.

Eric Hammond
ehammond at thinksome.com

Gordon Tillman wrote:
> Howdy Micah,
> You had asked:
>> This may be a silly question but do these AMIs contain the EC2 AMI and
>> API tools? And if so, where are they installed?
> If so I didn't find them.  I had to install the AMI tools so I could  
> bundle a new image.  I know the Alestic images did include the AMI  
> tools and that sure was convenient! :-)
> --gordy

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