Dear Lazyweb: using EC2 client tools on Fedora?

Hey out there.  Are you playing with EC2, and are you using Fedora as the mechanism to manage your EC2 instances?

Note that this is different than “using Fedora on EC2”.  I’m talking about “running EC2 images, and using a Fedora system to manage them.”

It’s important to understand that there are two sets of tools that speak the language of EC2 APIs.  There’s the set of tools that Amazon provides, which are closed and therefore non-distributable by Fedora; and euca2ools, a GPL equivalent set of tools that we *can* redistribute.

So if you’re managing EC2 instances from a Fedora system, please go and yum install euca2ools, and take them for a spin.  Better yet, install the versions in updates-testing and give them some karma if they work for you.

Dear Lazyweb: using EC2 client tools on Fedora?

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