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OpenStack Xena, the 24th OpenStack release, is out

It was out at 3pm, and I managed to finish uploading the last bits to Unstable at 9pm… Of course, that’s because all of the packaging and testing work was done before the release date. All of it is, as usual, also available through a Bullseye non-official backports repository that can be added using extrepo […]

Infomaniak launches its public IaaS cloud with ground breaking prices

My employer, the biggest Swiss server hosting company, Infomaniak, has just opened registration for its new IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) OpenStack-based public cloud. Well, in fact, it’s been opened since a week or so. Previously, it was only in beta (during that beta period, we hosted (for free) the whole Debconf 21 infrastructure). Nothing […]

developers-reference needs love

During Debconf, Holger, who’s one of the developers-reference maintainers, made a quick presentation that was explaining the developers-reference needs some love. Indeed, it has gathered dust, and some useful refresh would be very welcome. Holger pointed at the list of bugs:https://bugs.debian.org/src:developers-reference After having a quick look into that list, after Holger’s Debconf presentation, I wrote […]

Puppet and OS detection

As you may know, Puppet uses “facter” to get facts about the machine it is about to configure. That’s fine, and a nice concept. One can later use variables in a puppet manifest to do different things depending on what facter tells. For example, the operating system name … oh no! This thing is really […]

The Gnocchi package in Debian

This is a follow-up from the blog post of Russel as seen here: https://etbe.coker.com.au/2020/10/13/first-try-gnocchi-statsd/. There’s a bunch of things he wrote which I unfortunately must say is inaccurate, and sometimes even completely wrong. It is my point of view that none of the reported bugs are helpful for anyone that understand Gnocchi and how to […]

A quick look into Storcli packaging horror

So, Megacli is to be replaced by Storcli, both being proprietary tools for configuring RAID cards from LSI. So I went to download what’s provided by Lenovo, available here:https://support.lenovo.com/fr/en/downloads/ds041827 It’s very annoying, because they force users to download a .zip file containing a deb file, instead of providing a Debian repository. Well, ok, though at […]

Upgrading an OpenStack Rocky cluster from Stretch to Buster

Upgrading an OpenStack cluster from one version of OpenStack to another has become easier, thanks to the versioning of objects in the rabbitmq message bus (if you want to know more, see what oslo.versionedobjects is). But upgrading from Stretch to Buster isn’t easy at all, event with the same version of OpenStack (it is easier […]

My work during DebCamp / DebConf

Lots of uploads Grepping my IRC log for the BTS bot output shows that I uploaded roughly 244 times in Curitiba. Removing Python 2 from OpenStack by uploading OpenStack Stein in Sid Most of these uploads were uploading OpenStack Stein from Experimental to Sid, with a breaking record of 96 uploads in a single day. […]

Wrote a Debian mirror setup puppet module in 3 hours

As I needed the functionality, I wrote this: https://salsa.debian.org/openstack-team/puppet/puppet-module-debian-archvsync The matching Debian package has been uploaded and is now in the NEW queue. Thanks a lot to Waldi for packaging ftpsync, which I’m using. Comments and contributions are welcome.

OpenStack-cluster-installer in Buster

I’ve been working on this for more than a year, and finally, I am acheiving my goal. I wrote a OpenStack cluster installer that is fully in Debian, and running in production for Infomaniak. Note: I originally wrote this blog post a few weeks ago, though it was pending validation from my company (to make […]