CloudArchive

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The Ubuntu Cloud Archive

Canonical’s Ubuntu Cloud Archive (UCA) allows users the ability to install newer releases of OpenStack on an Ubuntu LTS Server 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 cloud archive. They will enable update paths for each OpenStack release.

For example, enabling “xenial-queens” in the archive will provide access to all OpenStack Queens packages built for Ubuntu Server 16.04 LTS (binary and source), any updated dependencies required, and bug/security fixes made after release.

There are no plans to build or host OpenStack packages for non-LTS releases of Ubuntu Server in the cloud archive.

14.04

Starting with the Ubuntu Server 14.10 release, newer releases of OpenStack are available via cloud archive for the Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS release. Juno and Liberty were supported for 18 months each, and Kilo was supported 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.

16.04

Starting with the Ubuntu Server 16.10 release, newer releases of OpenStack are 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. Queens, 18.04's OpenStack version, is supported in the cloud archive for 3 years, i.e. until the end of the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS lifecycle.

18.04

Starting with the Ubuntu Server 18.10 release, newer releases of OpenStack will be available via cloud archive for the Ubuntu Server 18.04 LTS release. Rocky and Train will be supported for 18 months each, and Stein for 36 months. When 20.04'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 18.04 LTS lifecycle.

For more details on OpenStack release end of life see: https://www.ubuntu.com/info/release-end-of-life

Enabling the Cloud Archive

Stein

NOTE: Stein cloud archive only supported on Bionic

sudo add-apt-repository cloud-archive:stein

Rocky

NOTE: Rocky cloud archive only supported on Bionic

sudo add-apt-repository cloud-archive:rocky

Queens

NOTE: Queens cloud archive only supported on Xenial (Bionic includes Queens by default)

sudo add-apt-repository cloud-archive:queens

Pike

NOTE: Pike cloud archive only supported on Xenial

sudo add-apt-repository cloud-archive:pike

Ocata

NOTE: Ocata cloud archive only supported on Xenial

sudo add-apt-repository cloud-archive:ocata

Mitaka

NOTE: Mitaka cloud archive only supported on Trusty (Xenial includes Mitaka by default)

sudo add-apt-repository cloud-archive:mitaka

Updating package listings

After having enabled a cloud archive, update your package listings before attempting to install/upgrade your OpenStack packages.

sudo apt update

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.