[CentOS-devel] Few questions on cloud images

Tue Jan 25 17:39:10 UTC 2022
Brian Stinson <brian at bstinson.com>

On Tue, Jan 25, 2022, at 11:17, Pino Toscano wrote:
> Hello,
> I have few questions related to the cloud images provides for c8s and
> c9s, i.e.:
> - https://cloud.centos.org/centos/8-stream/x86_64/images/
> - https://cloud.centos.org/centos/9-stream/x86_64/images/
> 1) I see the c9s images are regularly updated, while the c8s images not;
> is this wanted, or simply a mistake/miss somewhere? If so, will they be
> kept up-to-date just like the c9s images?

The intent is to keep these updated similarly to the CentOS Stream 9 images. I'm checking to make sure we get some refreshed images pushed. 

> 2) are the Vagrant images there officially supported? Let's say you use
> one, and find a bug; then check on a "classic" installation
> (baremetal/VM), and the bug isn't there; can users report problems in
> those cases?

If there's trouble in the images themselves, those can go in Bugzilla for the appropriate release: https://wiki.centos.org/ReportBugs

Choose the 'distribution' component if you think a problem is specific to the images themselves and not a particular package. 

> 3) would it be possible to have either unversioned or "-latest" symlinks
> for the latest versions of all the files (i.e. images, checksums, etc)?
> This way, it will be much easier for users to fetch the latest versions
> with no need to change URLs frequently. Of course, the assumption is
> that users of this are always willing to use the latest version.

This would indeed be helpful, let's see what we can come up with.

> Thanks!
> -- 
> Pino Toscano
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