Yesterday has been a very frustrating day of devops for me. Our current servers run Debian 9 and I’ve been trying to ensure that Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (until the 20.04 LTS comes out in a few months) can also be used as an OS in our EC2 instances.
All our provisioning / deployment is done through Ansible, and the two OSes are quite similar, so I thought everything would work out of the box.
As if I didn’t know how software works.
In any case, rants aside, I have been extremely frustrated to find out that our playbooks wouldn’t just work. And the reason?