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From Rohit Yadav <>
Subject [DISCUSS] Deprecating support for Ubuntu 16.04 in ACS 4.15?
Date Sat, 29 Aug 2020 09:47:10 GMT

Ubuntu 16.04 does not have JRE11 package as well as some packages for Python3 such as python3-distutils:

The Java 11 JRE requirement was introduced starting the release and in the release
notes workaround for JRE installation was mentioned [0]. With master/4.15 support for Python3
was added for KVM hosts and the management server but a critical issue [1] was recently identified
due to which cloudstack-agent would fail installation on the older Ubuntu 16.04 due to missing
python3-distutil (and other) dependencies.

Ubuntu 16.04 will reach the end of standard support by April 2021 [2][3], and the next 4.15
release will add support for Ubuntu 20.04 [4][5] - so should we:

(a) remove Ubuntu 16.04 from our list of supported distribution (for KVM host and management
server) in 4.15?
(b) (if there are users using 16.04) document workaround for installation/upgrade in the 4.15
release/upgrade notes?

Thoughts, feedback? Thanks.





[4] Wei's Ubuntu 20.04 PR

[5] Wei's Ubuntu 20.04 PR included with support for CentOS8 PR


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