glance should support the root-tar disk format

Bug #1569289 reported by James Page
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glance (Ubuntu)
Fix Released

Bug Description

'root-tar' (indicating a root filesystem in tar archive format) has been used for full system containers in OpenStack both under the libvirt/lxc driver and under the new lxd driver (nova-lxd package).

Users are working around the lack of 'root-tar' default support in glance by uploading images in this format as 'raw' (which is incorrect) or updating the list of supported disk formats using the glance-api configuration file to include 'root-tar'.

We should consider adding this to the list of defaults for supported disk formats.

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James Page (james-page) wrote :

Other pertinent bug 1535900

description: updated
description: updated
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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package glance - 2:12.0.0-0ubuntu2

glance (2:12.0.0-0ubuntu2) xenial; urgency=medium

  * debian/patches/add-root-tar-support.patch: Add support for
     root-tar images for backwards compatiblity for nova-lxd
     (LP: #1569289).

 -- Chuck Short <email address hidden> Wed, 13 Apr 2016 10:13:40 -0400

Changed in glance (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Released
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