packer - tool for creating machine images for multiple platforms

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark)
Repository Ubuntu Universe i386
Package name packer
Package version 1.0.2+dfsg
Package release 1
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Installed size 22.35 KB
Download size 4.76 MB
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Packer is a CLI tool for the automatic creation of identical machine images
(single deployable units that contain a pre-configured OS and installed
software) for multiple platforms (public cloud providers, private cloud
and desktop virtualization solutions) from a single JSON template resp.
configuration file.
Packer features builders for the following target platforms which could be
employed on Debian:
- Amazon Web Services (EBS-backed Amazon Machine Images for EC2, and other
- Microsoft Azure (VHDs in the Azure Resource Manager)
- DigitalOcean (reuseable snapshots from available source images)
- Docker
- Google Compute Engine (images based on existing images)
- OpenStack (new reuseable images for servers in OpenStack clouds)
- QEMU (KVM and Xen virtual machine images)
- Oracle VirtualBox (virtual machine images)
A number of post-processors are included like for creating Vagrant boxes.
Several provisioners resp. remote execution systems, namely Ansible, Chef,
Puppet, Salt, and shell based provisioning (using SSH) are supported to
configure and install software on the machines automatically after fresh OSs
have been set up. Provisioning Windows machines via Windows shell and
PowerShell is included (using WinRM).
For the documentation of Packer, please see <>.


Package Version Architecture Repository
packer_1.0.2+dfsg-1_amd64.deb 1.0.2+dfsg amd64 Ubuntu Universe
packer - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.3.6-6~


Type URL
Binary Package packer_1.0.2+dfsg-1_i386.deb
Source Package packer

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install packer deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install packer




2017-08-22 - Shengjing Zhu <>
packer (1.0.2+dfsg-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Adopt package (Closes: #865337)
* New upstream version 1.0.2+dfsg
* Drop golang-github-mitchellh-packer-dev, it's useless and
no other packages depend on it.
* d/packer.examples: Add alicloud example
* d/packer.install:
+ Only install /usr/bin/packer
+ Drop /usr/lib/packer/{example, packer, scripts}
* d/copyright:
+ Add myself to copyright holder
+ Remove full copy of MPL-2.0
+ builder/azure/pkcs12/pkcs8_test.go is BSD-3-Clause licensed
+ Use https in format url
* d/compat: Update compat to 10
* d/control:
+ Add myself to uploader
+ Update standard version to 4.0.1
* Change priority to optional
+ Change section to utils
+ Update depends to new version
+ Add autopkgtest-pkg-go
* d/rules:
+ Use find to include all test-fixtures
+ Remove disabled plugins source
* d/patches:
+ Add 0001-disable-telemetry-report.patch
+ Add 0002-disable-aws-AssumeRoleTokenProvider.patch
+ Add 0003-disable-1and1-profitbrick-triton-builder-plugin.patch
+ Add 0004-fix-build-on-old-azure-sdk.patch
+ Add 0005-Fix-amazon-chroot-builder-test.patch
+ Add 0006-Disable-bgzf-compress.patch
+ Add 0007-Skip-tests-needing-writable-HOME-dir.patch
+ Drop Specify-InsecureIgnoreHostKey-for-HostKeyCallback.patch
+ Drop patches/fix-tails-import-path.patch
+ Drop handle-ABI-change-of-golang-golang-x-crypto-dev.patch
+ Drop update-ssh-client-usage-for-new-crypto-ssh-version.patch
2017-05-26 - Roger Shimizu <>
packer (0.10.2+dfsg-6) unstable; urgency=medium
* deb/patches:
- Backport two more patches to handle ABI change of
golang-golang-x-crypto-dev (Closes: #861282).
2017-05-15 - Roger Shimizu <>
packer (0.10.2+dfsg-5) unstable; urgency=medium
* Team upload.
* deb/patches:
+ Add patch to handle ABI change of golang-golang-x-crypto-dev,
due to CVE security fix. (Closes: #861282)
* deb/control:
+ Bump up version of golang-golang-x-crypto-dev in Build-Depends
and Depends.
2017-04-05 - Daniel Stender <>
packer (0.10.2+dfsg-4) unstable; urgency=medium
* deb/rules: disable a flaky test in packer/rpc/mux_broker_test.go
(Closes: #858018).
2017-01-30 - Daniel Stender <>
packer (0.10.2+dfsg-3) unstable; urgency=medium
* deb/rules: expand timeout for tests (Closes: #853135).
2017-01-29 - Daniel Stender <>
packer (0.10.2+dfsg-2) unstable; urgency=medium
* get build time tests passing through (Closes: #852072):
+ add export for DH_GOLANG_INSTALL_EXTRA to include test-fixtures.
+ set $HOME for dh_auto_test.
+ remove failsafe for dh_auto_test.
2016-11-15 - Daniel Stender <>
packer (0.10.2+dfsg-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream release.
* deb/control:
+ add dep against new golang-golang-x-oauth2-google-dev.
+ add version to golang-golang-x-oauth2-dev (catch missing breaks).
+ correct a typo in package description.
* deb/watch:
+ fix filenamemangle, add repacksuffix.
2016-05-10 - Daniel Stender <>
packer (0.10.1+dfsg-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream release.
* deb/control:
+ added azure-sdk-for-go, azure-go-autorest (vendoring
both not needed anymore), and azure-go-ntlmssp to build and
source package deps, removed dep against dgrijalva-jwt-go.
+ corrected typo in package description.
* deb/copyright: dropped paragraphs for vendored packages.
* deb/README.source: dropped info on vendored packages.
2016-04-26 - Daniel Stender <>
packer (0.10.0+dfsg-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Initial release (Closes: #740753).

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