packer - tool for creating machine images for multiple platforms

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo)
Repository Ubuntu Universe amd64
Package filename packer_1.0.4+dfsg-1_amd64.deb
Package name packer
Package version 1.0.4+dfsg
Package release 1
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Category universe/devel
License -
Maintainer Ubuntu Developers <>
Download size 5.47 MB
Installed size 28.54 MB
Packer is an open source tool for creating identical machine images for
multiple platforms from a single source configuration. Packer is lightweight,
runs on every major operating system, and is highly performant, creating
machine images for multiple platforms in parallel. Packer does not replace
configuration management like Chef or Puppet. In fact, when building images,
Packer is able to use tools like Chef or Puppet to install software onto the
A machine image is a single static unit that contains a pre-configured
operating system and installed software which is used to quickly create new
running machines. Machine image formats change for each platform. Some
examples include AMIs for EC2, VMDK/VMX files for VMware, OVF exports for
VirtualBox, etc.
For the documentation of Packer, please see <>.


Package Version Architecture Repository
packer_1.0.4+dfsg-1_i386.deb 1.0.4+dfsg i386 Ubuntu Universe
packer - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.4


Type URL
Binary Package packer_1.0.4+dfsg-1_amd64.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




2017-09-13 - Shengjing Zhu <>
packer (1.0.4+dfsg-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream version 1.0.4+dfsg
* Refresh patches with new upstream release
* Enable bgzf compress
+ Add golang-github-biogo-hts-dev to Build-Depends
* Bump azure-sdk, autorest version in Build-Depends
* d/rules: fix testdata include wildcard
* Update Standards-Version to 4.1.0 (no changes)
* Update description from official intro
Remove detailed builder info which is often changed, avoid
increasing the work for translators
* d/copyright: Add missing post-processor/checksum files copyright
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.

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