Test kitchen - vagrant platform for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS?


#1

Hello, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS will be released on April 21, 2016 (10 days from now).
My organization will immediately begin deploying infrastructure to nodes running Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.
I typically use test kitchen with a vagrant box running Ubuntu 14.04; there does not seem to be an equivalent one running 16.04; Can this be made available? I realize that it will be using a pre-release version, but that is better than not being able to test my recipes at all against 16.04.

Thanks in advance.


#2

Yep! The boxes are pulled from the bento project.

If you look here you’ll see that it is in WIP. It probably be released the day of or extremely close to the official release.


#3

Wonderful, thanks. Is there a way to tweak my .kitchen.yml to pull the box from WIP so I can start testing against 16.04, or do I just need to wait?


#4

Hello there!

Maintainer of test-kitchen and bento here - as JJ mentioned there is a WIP (it’s my PR even) but it has not been updated for the final release. We (as in I) haven’t built pre-release boxes for mass consumption because so much usually changes and we don’t really have a specific namespace for pre-releases - we certainly could but that is more infra and builds that someone (namely I) would have to maintain.

tl;dr Just Wait :wink: (or build your own based off the existing definition and point .kitchen.yml at it)


#5

Thanks! I will wait.


#6

Sorry, one last question. When the new ubuntu 16.04 box is available, should I just change my .kitchen.yml as follows:

platforms:
  - name: ubuntu-16.04

??
Thanks…