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From "Musayev, Ilya" <>
Subject RE: [DISCUSS] Getting CloudStack into the linux distros?
Date Thu, 10 Jan 2013 19:16:59 GMT

We can roll system-vms as part of build process relying on packages OS repo provides.

As of now, for sys-vms it means - replace oracle java with openjdk. From what I see - that's
the only blocker.


-----Original Message-----
From: Noa Resare [] 
Sent: Thursday, January 10, 2013 1:59 PM
Subject: Re: [DISCUSS] Getting CloudStack into the linux distros?

Intersting thoughts.

I would imaging the main blockers from getting from our current state into a state where we
could be included in the free software oriented distributions is the fact that we depend on
some binary artifacts for dependencies as well as the systemvms. For the projects I have some
insight into (Debian, Fedora and to a small extent Ubuntu) depending on binaries for compilation
and dependencies is a no-no. (For good reasons, I might add)

I think the way forward is to improve our packaging and keep an eye out for alternative ways
of handling the fetching of dependencies.

I think that we can improve distribution support a lot without being included in the upstream


On Thu, Jan 10, 2013 at 3:07 PM, Chip Childers <>wrote:

> Hi all,
> Since packaging is a theme yet again (and we seem to be headed in a 
> direction that is useful for a distro packager), I wanted to raise the 
> idea of trying to work with various Linux distros to get CloudStack 
> into their official package repos.  I see the 4.1.0 release as being 
> the ideal release
> I know that we have had various packagers represented on this list on 
> and off, and I suspect that there are quite a few lurkers hanging 
> around.
> My question to the community is: does it make sense for the Apache 
> CloudStack community to reach out to various linux disto communities 
> and see if they would be willing to include the software (as well as 
> offer packaging help if needed)?
> My questions to folks that might be on this list representing 
> different distros: Are you interested?  If so, how can we work with 
> your community most effectively?  Last, CloudStack is obviously still 
> a podling (and our release numbers still reflect "-incubating").  Is 
> our graduation a prerequisite in your opinion?
> Thanks!
> -chip

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