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The Ubuntu Cloud Archive

Canonical’s Ubuntu Cloud archive allows users the ability to install newer releases of OpenStack on Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS (and the dependencies) as they become available up through the next Ubuntu LTS release (presumably 14.04). Bug processing and patch contributions will follow standard Ubuntu practice and policy where applicable. Canonical commits to maintaining and supporting new OpenStack releases for Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS in the Ubuntu Cloud archive for at least 12 months after they release. Canonical will stop introducing new releases of OpenStack for Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS into the Ubuntu Cloud archive with the version shipped in the next Ubuntu Server LTS release (presumably 14.04). They 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.

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. The chart below explains the options.

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

How to Enable and Use


sudo add-apt-repository cloud-archive:folsom


sudo add-apt-repository cloud-archive:grizzly


sudo add-apt-repository cloud-archive:havana

Now 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.