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The Ubuntu Cloud Archive

Canonical’s Ubuntu Cloud archive allows users the ability to install newer releases of OpenStack on an Ubuntu Server (starting with 12.04) as they become available up through the next Ubuntu LTS release. Bug processing and patch contributions will follow standard Ubuntu practice and policy where applicable.

In order to allow for relatively easy upgrades, and still adhere to Ubuntu processes and policy, Canonical elected to have be the home of the Ubuntu Cloud archive. They will enable update paths for each OpenStack release.

  • e.g. Enabling “precise-folsom” in the archive will provide access to all OpenStack Folsom packages built for Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS (binary and source), any updated dependencies required, and bug/security fixes made after release.

As of now, Canonical has no plans to build or host OpenStack packages for non-LTS releases of Ubuntu Server in the Ubuntu Cloud archive.


Previous Cloud Archive versions (Folsom, Grizzly, and Havana) for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS had their support end in July 2014. Currently the only supported Cloud Archive release for 12.04 is Icehouse. Icehouse was the version shipped in the Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS release. Canonical will maintain and support this last updated release of OpenStack in the Ubuntu Cloud archive for 3 years, i.e. until the end of the Ubuntu 12.04 LTS lifecycle.


Starting with the Ubuntu Server 14.10 release, newer releases of Openstack will be available via Cloud archive for the Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS release. The first three (Juno, Kilo, Liberty) will be supported for 18 months each. When 16.04's OpenStack version is released that will be added to the Cloud Archive with support for 3 years, i.e. until the end of the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS lifecycle.

The chart below explains the options. plan.png

[For information on JuJu and MAAS on Ubuntu LTS, see Cloud Tools Archive]

How to Enable and Use


NOTE: Mitaka cloud archive only supported on Trusty

sudo add-apt-repository cloud-archive:mitaka


NOTE: Liberty cloud archive only supported on Trusty

sudo add-apt-repository cloud-archive:liberty


NOTE: Kilo cloud archive only supported on Trusty

sudo add-apt-repository cloud-archive:kilo


NOTE: Juno cloud archive only supported on Trusty

sudo add-apt-repository cloud-archive:juno


NOTE: Precise only - Icehouse is the base Openstack release in Trusty

sudo add-apt-repository cloud-archive:icehouse

Then run:

sudo apt-get update

to update your package listings and then proceed to install/upgrade your openstack packages.

Reporting Bugs

To report bugs against packages from the Ubuntu Cloud Archive, please use the 'ubuntu-bug' tool, for example:

ubuntu-bug nova-compute

This will ensure that bugs are raised against the cloud-archive project on Launchpad.

OpenStack/CloudArchive (last edited 2020-04-23 14:14:11 by corey.bryant)