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Jenkins builds of GitLab branches stopped working due to security patch

There have been some security patches to Jenkins recently, which have stopped some plugins from working – in our case, the Gitlab Merge Request Builder Plugin. Parameters that used to get passed in as part of a trigger to build a branch stopped being passed through. Errors in the Jenkins build console output looked like …

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Ubuntu and CloudInit on Amazon EC2

Alestic and Canonical have released new Ubuntu AMIs for EC2 – the EBS version in the eu-west-1 region has AMI ID “ami-38bf954c”, and the source is “099720109477/ebs/ubuntu-images/ubuntu-lucid-10.04-i386-server-20100827”. Ubuntu images support CloudInit, which runs scripts on startup to allow you to configure the server (set up ssh keys, update the repos etc). There’s a load of different …

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