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 archive.canonical.com be the home of the Ubuntu Cloud archive. They will enable update paths for each OpenStack release.
e.g. Enabling “xenial-ocata” in the archive will provide access to all OpenStack Ocata packages built for Ubuntu Server 16.04 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.
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. Juno and Liberty will be supported for 18 months each, and Kilo for 36 months. Mitaka, 16.04's OpenStack version, is supported in the Cloud Archive for 3 years, i.e. until the end of the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS lifecycle.
Starting with the Ubuntu Server 16.10 release, newer releases of OpenStack will be available via Cloud archive for the Ubuntu Server 16.04 LTS release. Newton and Pike will be supported for 18 months each, and Ocata for 36 months. When 18.04'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 16.04 LTS lifecycle.
For more details on OpenStack release end of life and charts see: https://www.ubuntu.com/info/release-end-of-life
How to Enable and Use
NOTE: Ocata cloud archive only supported on Xenial sudo add-apt-repository cloud-archive:ocata
NOTE: Newton cloud archive only supported on Xenial sudo add-apt-repository cloud-archive:newton
NOTE: Mitaka cloud archive only supported on Trusty sudo add-apt-repository cloud-archive:mitaka
NOTE: Kilo cloud archive only supported on Trusty sudo add-apt-repository cloud-archive:kilo
sudo apt-get update
to update your package listings and then proceed to install/upgrade your OpenStack packages.
To report bugs against packages from the Ubuntu Cloud Archive, please use the 'ubuntu-bug' tool, for example:
This will ensure that bugs are raised against the cloud-archive project on Launchpad.