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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 […]

Official Debian testing OpenStack image news

A few things happened to the testing image, thanks to Steve McIntire, myself, and … some debconf18 foo! The buster/testing image wasn’t generated since last April, this is now fixed. Thanks to Steve for it. The datasource_list is now correct, in both the Stretch and Testing image (previously, cloustack was set too early in the […]

Using a dummy network interface

For a long time, I’ve been very much annoyed by network setups on virtual machines. Either you choose a bridge interface (which is very easy with something like Virtualbox), or you choose NAT. The issue with NAT is that you can’t easily get into your VM (for example, virtualbox doesn’t exposes the gateway to your […]

Privacy breaches when unlocking a Xiaomi’s Mi 5s plus

My little girl decided the old OnePlus One of my wife had to take a swim in the toilets. So we had to buy a new phone. Since I know how bad standard ROMs are, I looked-up in the LineageOS list of compatible OS, and found out that the Xiaomi’s Mi 5s plus was not […]

Testing OpenStack using tempest: all is packaged, try it yourself

tl;dr: this post explains how the new openstack-tempest-ci-live-booter package configures a machine to PXE boot a Debian Live system running on KVM in order to run functional testing of OpenStack. It may be of interest to you if you want to learn how to PXE boot a KVM virtual machine running Debian Live, even if […]

There’s cloud, and it can even be YOURS on YOUR computer

Each time I see the FSFE picture, just like on Daniel’s last post to planet.d.o, where it says: “There is NO CLOUD, just other people’s computers” it makes me so frustrated. There’s such a thing as private cloud, setup on your own set of servers. I’ve been working on delivering OpenStack to Debian for the […]