Fedora/CentOS vagrant boxes updated

Tirloni, Giovanni gtirloni at ocadu.ca
Mon Apr 2 13:42:22 UTC 2018


Hi Joseph,

  I'm preparing a PR to the GPII provisioning code (https://github.com/gpii-ops/ansible-gpii-framework).

  Thanks for the heads up!

Regards,
Giovanni

On 04/02/2018 10:12 AM, Joseph Scheuhammer wrote:
> PackageKit is used by the Linux implementation of the GPII
> DeviceReporter.  So, there are two configurations:  PackageKit is not
> required for infusion VMs (AFAIK), but it is for GPII/Linux VMs.
> Perhaps that can be handled by different provisioning scripts.
> 
> On 2018-03-30 8:02 PM, Tirloni, Giovanni wrote:
>> Fedora 27 v20180330 released (tested with infusion and universal)
>>
>> This version disables PackageKit [0] which is the service that, among other things, keeps checking for software updates and is not necessary in the context of vagrant boxes (since we release periodic updates).
>>
>> PackageKit was consuming >250MB of memory (in a VM limited to 2GB, leaving only ~700MB free) and triggering out of memory errors in CI. Packages can still be installed normally through the package manager (dnf).
>>
>> If anyone wants to enable PackageKit, this is the command: vagrant ssh -c 'sudo systemctl unmask packagekit'
>>
>> Same instructions for updating boxes listed in previous emails still apply (see below).
>>
>> 0 - https://www.freedesktop.org/software/PackageKit/
>>
>> On 03/22/2018 04:25 PM, Tirloni, Giovanni wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>>
>>>     These boxes have been updated:
>>>
>>>     *inclusivedesign/centos7
>>>     * inclusivedesign/fedora27
>>>
>>>     Both now include Docker CE 18.03 (previous version was 1.13).
>>>
>>>     Additionally, F27 was updated to include Chrome 65 and Firefox 59.
>>>
>>>     F27 was tested with GPII/universal and fluid-project/infusion. CentOS7 was tested with GPII/nexus.
>>>
>>>     See below for instructions on how to update.
>>>
>>> Regards,
>>> Giovanni
>>>
>>>
>>> On 02/28/2018 01:50 PM, Tirloni, Giovanni wrote:
>>>> Hello,
>>>>
>>>> The following Vagrant boxes have been updated (v20180228):
>>>>
>>>>      * inclusivedesign/centos7
>>>>      * inclusivedesign/fedora26
>>>>      * inclusivedesign/fedora27
>>>>
>>>> They have been built/tested with:
>>>>
>>>>      * VirtualBox 5.2.8 (needed for Linux 4.15)
>>>>      * vagrant 2.0.2
>>>>
>>>> You can update them by running these commands:
>>>>
>>>>      $ vagrant box update --box inclusivedesign/centos7
>>>>      $ vagrant box update --box inclusivedesign/fedora26
>>>>      $ vagrant box update --box inclusivedesign/fedora27
>>>>
>>>> You projects will need to be destroyed and recreated, please make backups if needed (vagrant destroy; vagrant up).
>>>>
>>>> To verify that all your boxes are up to date:
>>>>
>>>>      $ vagrant box outdated --global
>>>>
>>>> To remove old versions automatically:
>>>>
>>>>      $ vagrant box prune
>>>>
>>>> Best Regards,
>>>> Giovanni
>>>>
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