Rax-nova-agent SRU exception

Steve Langasek steve.langasek at ubuntu.com
Thu Aug 16 00:06:21 UTC 2018

Hi Balint,

On Wed, Aug 15, 2018 at 05:40:40PM +0200, Balint Reczey wrote:
> Dear Release Team,

> I'm hereby applying for a new permanent SRU exception [1] for
> rax-nova-agent. The rax-nova-agent package is needed on Rackspace
> Cloud instances for communicating with the hypervisor thus recurring
> updates are needed to adapt to changes in the cloud infrastructure.

> Thank you in advance,
> Balint

> [1] https://wiki.ubuntu.com/rax-nova-agent-Updates

I regard all cloud agent packages to fall into the same category as other
"hardware enablement" updates, which are done without individual SRU
exceptions called out from the wiki.  It's clear to me that even moreso than
other hardware-related updates, we need to make sure our stable releases
track the cloud platforms on which they run since these platforms are revved
outside the control of the end users, and therefore we should minimize the
friction caused by the SRU process on these updates.

For this reason I don't think per-package SRU exception pages should be
required at all.  However, since one is written, I have no problem approving
it formally.

This is now done.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
Ubuntu Developer                                   https://www.debian.org/
slangasek at ubuntu.com                                     vorlon at debian.org
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