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1.2.6 (Unreleased)

IMPROVEMENTS:

  • builder/amazon-chroot: New feature root_volume_tags to tag the created volumes. [GH-6504]
  • builder/azure: Implement clean_image_name template engine. [GH-6558]
  • builder/digitalocean: Add support for tagging to instances [GH-6546]
  • builder/lxc: Allow unplivileged LXC containers. [GH-6279]
  • builder/oci: Add metadata feature to Packer config. [GH-6498]
  • builder/openstack: Add support for ports. [GH-6570]
  • builder/openstack: Add support for getting config from clouds-public.yaml. [GH-6595]
  • builder/openstack: Support Block Storage volumes as boot volume. [GH-6596]
  • builder/openstack: Migrate floating IP usage to Network v2 API from Compute API. [GH-6373]
  • builder/qemu: add ssh agent support. [GH-6541]
  • builder/qemu: New use_backing_file feature [GH-6249]
  • builder/vmware-iso: Try to use ISO files uploaded to the datastore when building remotely instead of uploading them freshly every time [GH-5165]
  • command/validate: Warn users if config needs fixing. [GH-6423]
  • post-processor/vagrant: Support for Docker images. [GH-6494]
  • postprocessor/vagrant: Add support for Azure. [GH-6576]
  • provisioner/ansible: Enable {{.WinRMPassword}} template engine. [GH-6450]
  • provisioner/shell-local: Create PACKER_HTTP_ADDR environment variable [GH-6503]

BUG FIXES:

  • builder/amazon-ebssurrogate: Clean up volumes at end of build. [GH-6514]
  • builder/azure: Generated password satisfies Azure password requirements [GH-6480]
  • builder/lxc: Correctly pass "config" option to "lxc launch". [GH-6563]
  • builder/vmware-iso: Fix crash caused by invalid datacenter url. [GH-6529]
  • core: Better error handling in downloader when connection error occurs. [GH-6557]
  • core: Fix broken pathing checks in checksum files. [GH-6525]

BACKWARDS INCOMPATIBILITIES:

  • builder/amazon: "owners" field on source_ami_filter is now required for secuirty reasons. [GH-6585]

1.2.5 (July 16, 2018)

BUG FIXES:

  • builder/alickoud: Fix issue where internet_max_bandwidth_out template option was not being passed to builder. [GH-6416]
  • builder/alicloud: Fix an issue with VPC cleanup. [GH-6418]
  • builder/amazon-chroot: Fix communicator bug that broke chroot builds. [GH-6363]
  • builder/amazon: Replace packer's waiters with those from the AWS sdk, solving several timeout bugs. [GH-6332]
  • builder/azure: update azure-sdk-for-go, fixing 32-bit build errors. [GH-6479]
  • builder/azure: update the max length of managed_image_resource_group to match new increased length of 90 characters. [GH-6477]
  • builder/hyper-v: Fix secure boot template feature so that it properly passes the temolate for MicrosoftUEFICertificateAuthority. [GH-6415]
  • builder/hyperv: Fix bug in HyperV IP lookups that was causing breakages in FreeBSD/OpenBSD builds. [GH-6416]
  • builder/qemu: Fix error race condition in qemu builder that caused convert to fail on ubuntu 18.x [GH-6437]
  • builder/qemu: vnc_bind_address was not being passed to qemu. [GH-6467]
  • builder/virtualbox: Allow iso_url to be a symlink. [GH-6370]
  • builder/vmware: Don't fail on DHCP lease files that cannot be read, fixing bug where builder failed on NAT networks that don't serve DHCP. [GH-6415]
  • builder/vmware: Fix bug where we couldn't discover IP if vm_name differed from the vmx displayName. [GH-6448]
  • builder/vmware: Fix validation to prevent hang when remopte_password is not sent but vmware is building on esxi. [GH-6424]
  • builder/vmware:Correctly default the vm export format to ovf; this is what the docs claimed we already did, but we didn't. [GH-4538]
  • communicator/winrm: Revert an attempt to determine whether remote upload destinations were files or directories, as this broke uploads on systems without Powershell installed. [GH-6481]
  • core: Fix bug in parsing of iso checksum files that arose when setting iso_url to a relative filepath. [GH-6488]
  • core: Fix Packer crash caused by improper error handling in the downloader. [GH-6381]
  • fix: Fix bug where fixer for ssh_private_ip that failed when boolean values are passed as strings. [GH-6458]
  • provisioner/powershell: Make upload of powershell variables retryable, in case of system restarts. [GH-6388]

IMPROVEMENTS:

  • builder/amazon: Add the ap-northeast-3 region. [GH-6385]
  • builder/amazon: Spot requests may now have tags applied using the spot_tags option [GH-5452]
  • builder/cloudstack: Add support for Projectid and new config option prevent_firewall_changes. [GH-6487]
  • builder/openstack: Add support for token authorization and cloud.yaml. [GH-6362]
  • builder/oracle-oci: Add new "instance_name" template option. [GH-6408]
  • builder/scaleway: Add new "bootscript" parameter, allowing the user to not use the default local bootscript [GH-6439]
  • builder/vmware: Add support for linked clones to vmware-vmx. [GH-6394]
  • debug: The -debug flag will now cause Packer to pause between provisioner scripts in addition to Packer steps. [GH-4663]
  • post-processor/googlecompute-import: Added new googlecompute-import post- processor [GH-6451]
  • provisioner/ansible: Add new "playbook_files" option to execute multiple playbooks within one provisioner call. [GH-5086]

1.2.4 (May 29, 2018)

BUG FIXES:

  • builder/amazon: Can now force the chroot builder to mount an entire block device instead of a partition [GH-6194]
  • builder/azure: windows-sql-cloud is now in the default list of projects to check for provided images. [GH-6210]
  • builder/chroot: A new template option, nvme_device_path has been added to provide a workaround for users who need the amazon-chroot builder to mount a NVMe volume on their instances. [GH-6295]
  • builder/hyper-v: Fix command for mounting multiple disks [GH-6267]
  • builder/hyperv: Enable IP retrieval for Server 2008 R2 hosts. [GH-6219]
  • builder/hyperv: Fix bug in MAC address specification on Hyper-V. [GH-6187]
  • builder/parallels-pvm: Add missing disk compaction step. [GH-6202]
  • builder/vmware-esxi: Remove floppy files from the remote server on cleanup. [GH-6206]
  • communicator/winrm: Updated dependencies to fix a race condition [GH-6261]
  • core: When using -on-error=[abort|ask], output the error to the user. [GH-6252]
  • provisioner/puppet: Extra-Arguments are no longer prematurely interpolated.[GH-6215]
  • provisioner/shell: Remove file stat that was causing problems uploading files [GH-6239]

IMPROVEMENTS:

  • builder/amazon: Amazon builders other than chroot now support T2 unlimited instances [GH-6265]
  • builder/azure: Allow device login for US government cloud. [GH-6105]
  • builder/azure: Devicelogin Support for Windows [GH-6285]
  • builder/azure: Enable simultaneous builds within one resource group. [GH-6231]
  • builder/azure: Faster deletion of Azure Resource Groups. [GH-6269]
  • builder/azure: Updated Azure SDK to v15.0.0 [GH-6224]
  • builder/hyper-v: Hyper-V builds now connect to vnc display by default when building [GH-6243]
  • builder/hyper-v: New use_fixed_vhd_format allows vm export in an Azure- compatible format [GH-6101]
  • builder/hyperv: New config option for specifying what secure boot template to use, allowing secure boot of linux vms. [GH-5883]
  • builder/qemu: Add support for hvf accelerator. [GH-6193]
  • builder/scaleway: Fix SSH communicator connection issue. [GH-6238]
  • core: Add opt-in Packer top-level command autocomplete [GH-5454]
  • post-processor/shell-local: New options have been added to create feature parity with the shell-local provisioner. This feature now works on Windows hosts. [GH-5956]
  • provisioner/chef: New config option allows user to skip cleanup of chef client staging directory. [GH-4300]
  • provisioner/shell-local: Can now access automatically-generated WinRM password as variable [GH-6251]
  • provisoner/shell-local: New options have been added to create feature parity with the shell-local post-processor. This feature now works on Windows hosts. [GH-5956]
  • builder/virtualbox: Use HTTPS to download guest editions, now that it's available. [GH-6406]

1.2.3 (April 25, 2018)

BUG FIXES:

  • builder/azure: Azure CLI may now be logged into several accounts. [GH-6087]
  • builder/ebssurrogate: Snapshot all launch devices. [GH-6056]
  • builder/hyper-v: Fix CopyExportedVirtualMachine script so it works with links. [GH-6082]
  • builder/oracle-classic: Fix panics when cleaning up resources that haven't been created. [GH-6095]
  • builder/parallels: Allow user to cancel build while the OS is starting up. [GH-6166]
  • builder/qemu: Avoid warning when using raw format. [GH-6080]
  • builder/scaleway: Fix compilation issues on solaris/amd64. [GH-6069]
  • builder/virtualbox: Fix broken scancodes in boot_command. [GH-6067]
  • builder/vmware-iso: Fail in validation if user gives wrong remote_type value. [GH-4563]
  • builder/vmware: Fixed a case-sensitivity issue when determing the network type during the cloning step in the vmware-vmx builder. [GH-6057]
  • builder/vmware: Fixes the DHCP lease and configuration pathfinders for VMware Player. [GH-6096]
  • builder/vmware: Multi-disk VM's can be properly handled by the compacting stage. [GH-6074]
  • common/bootcommand: Fix numerous bugs in the boot command code, and make supported features consistent across builders. [GH-6129]
  • communicator/ssh: Stop trying to discover whether destination is a directory from uploader. [GH-6124]
  • post-processor/vagrant: Large VMDKs should no longer show a 0-byte size on OS X. [GH-6084]
  • post-processor/vsphere: Fix encoding of spaces in passwords for upload. [GH-6110]
  • provisioner/ansible: Pass the inventory_directory configuration option to ansible -i when it is set. [GH-6065]
  • provisioner/powershell: fix bug with SSH communicator + cygwin. [GH-6160]
  • provisioner/powershell: The {{.WinRMPassword}} template variable now works with parallel builders. [GH-6144]

IMPROVEMENTS:

  • builder/alicloud: Update aliyungo common package. [GH-6157]
  • builder/amazon: Expose more source ami data as template variables. [GH-6088]
  • builder/amazon: Setting force_delete will only delete AMIs owned by the user. This should prevent failures where we try to delete an AMI with a matching name, but owned by someone else. [GH-6111]
  • builder/azure: Users of Powershell provisioner may access the randomly- generated winrm password using the template variable {{.WinRMPassword}}. [GH-6113]
  • builder/google: Users of Powershell provisioner may access the randomly- generated winrm password using the template variable {{.WinRMPassword}}. [GH-6141]
  • builder/hyper-v: User can now configure hyper-v disk block size. [GH-5941]
  • builder/openstack: Add configuration option for instance_name. [GH-6041]
  • builder/oracle-classic: Better validation of destination image name. [GH-6089]
  • builder/oracle-oci: New config options for user data and user data file. [GH-6079]
  • builder/oracle-oci: use the official OCI sdk instead of handcrafted client. [GH-6142]
  • builder/triton: Add support to Skip TLS Verification of Triton Certificate. [GH-6039]
  • provisioner/ansible: Ansible users may provide a custom inventory file. [GH-6107]
  • provisioner/file: New generated tag allows users to upload files created during Packer run. [GH-3891]

1.2.2 (March 26, 2018)

BUG FIXES:

  • builder/amazon: Fix AWS credential defaulting [GH-6019]
  • builder/LXC: make sleep timeout easily configurable [GH-6038]
  • builder/virtualbox: Correctly send multi-byte scancodes when typing boot command. [GH-5987]
  • builder/virtualbox: Special boot-commands no longer overwrite previous commands [GH-6002]
  • builder/vmware: Default to disabling XHCI bus for USB on the vmware-iso builder. [GH-5975]
  • builder/vmware: Handle multiple devices per VMware network type [GH-5985]
  • communicator/ssh: Handle errors uploading files more gracefully [GH-6033]
  • provisioner/powershell: Fix environment variable file escaping. [GH-5973]

IMPROVEMENTS:

  • builder/amazon: Added new region cn-northwest-1. [GH-5960]
  • builder/amazon: Users may now access the amazon-generated administrator password [GH-5998]
  • builder/azure: Add support concurrent deployments in the same resource group. [GH-6005]
  • builder/azure: Add support for building with additional disks. [GH-5944]
  • builder/azure: Add support for marketplace plan information. [GH-5970]
  • builder/azure: Make all command output human readable. [GH-5967]
  • builder/azure: Respect -force for managed image deletion. [GH-6003]
  • builder/google: Add option to specify a service account, or to run without one. [GH-5991] [GH-5928]
  • builder/oracle-oci: Add new "use_private_ip" option. [GH-5893]
  • post-processor/vagrant: Add LXC support. [GH-5980]
  • provisioner/salt-masterless: Added Windows support. [GH-5702]
  • provisioner/salt: Add windows support to salt provisioner [GH-6012] [GH-6012]

1.2.1 (February 23, 2018)

BUG FIXES:

  • builder/amazon: Fix authorization using assume role. [GH-5914]
  • builder/hyper-v: Fix command collisions with VMWare PowerCLI. [GH-5861]
  • builder/vmware-iso: Fix panic when building on esx5 remotes. [GH-5931]
  • builder/vmware: Fix issue detecting host IP. [GH-5898] [GH-5900]
  • provisioner/ansible-local: Fix conflicting escaping schemes for vars provided via --extra-vars. [GH-5888]

IMPROVEMENTS:

  • builder/oracle-classic: Add snapshot_timeout option to control how long we wait for the snapshot to be created. [GH-5932]
  • builder/oracle-classic: Add support for WinRM connections. [GH-5929]

1.2.0 (February 9, 2018)

BACKWARDS INCOMPATIBILITIES:

  • 3rd party plugins: We have moved internal dependencies, meaning your 3rd party plugins will no longer compile (however existing builds will still work fine); the work to fix them is minimal and documented in GH-5810. [GH-5810]
  • builder/amazon: The ssh_private_ip option has been removed. Instead, please use "ssh_interface": "private". A fixer has been written for this, which can be invoked with packer fix. [GH-5876]
  • builder/openstack: Extension support has been removed. To use OpenStack builder with the OpenStack Newton (Oct 2016) or earlier, we recommend you use Packer v1.1.2 or earlier version.
  • core: Affects Windows guests: User variables containing Powershell special characters no longer need to be escaped.[GH-5376]
  • provisioner/file: We've made destination semantics more consistent across the various communicators. In general, if the destination is a directory, files will be uploaded into the directory instead of failing. This mirrors the behavior of rsync. There's a chance some users might be depending on the previous buggy behavior, so it's worth ensuring your configuration is correct. [GH-5426]
  • provisioner/powershell: Regression from v1.1.1 forcing extra escaping of environment variables in the non-elevated provisioner has been fixed. [GH-5515] [GH-5872]

IMPROVEMENTS:

  • New builder: ncloud for building server images using the NAVER Cloud Platform. [GH-5791]
  • New builder: oci-classic for building new custom images for use with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Classic Compute. [GH-5819]
  • New builder: scaleway - The Scaleway Packer builder is able to create new images for use with Scaleway BareMetal and Virtual cloud server. [GH-4770]
  • builder/amazon: Add kms_key_id option to block device mappings. [GH-5774]
  • builder/amazon: Add skip_metadata_api_check option to skip consulting the amazon metadata service. [GH-5764]
  • builder/amazon: Add Paris region (eu-west-3) [GH-5718]
  • builder/amazon: Give better error messages if we have trouble during authentication. [GH-5764]
  • builder/amazon: Remove Session Token (STS) from being shown in the log. [GH-5665]
  • builder/amazon: Replace InstanceStatusOK check with InstanceReady. This reduces build times universally while still working for all instance types. [GH-5678]
  • builder/amazon: Report which authentication provider we're using. [GH-5764]
  • builder/amazon: Timeout early if metadata service can't be reached. [GH-5764]
  • builder/amazon: Warn during prepare if we didn't get both an access key and a secret key when we were expecting one. [GH-5762]
  • builder/azure: Add validation for incorrect VHD URLs [GH-5695]
  • builder/docker: Remove credentials from being shown in the log. [GH-5666]
  • builder/google: Support specifying licenses for images. [GH-5842]
  • builder/hyper-v: Allow MAC address specification. [GH-5709]
  • builder/hyper-v: New option to use differential disks and Inline disk creation to improve build time and reduce disk usage [GH-5631]
  • builder/qemu: Add Intel HAXM support to QEMU builder [GH-5738]
  • builder/triton: Triton RBAC is now supported. [GH-5741]
  • builder/triton: Updated triton-go dependencies, allowing better error handling. [GH-5795]
  • builder/vmware-iso: Add support for cdrom and disk adapter types. [GH-3417]
  • builder/vmware-iso: Add support for setting network type and network adapter type. [GH-3417]
  • builder/vmware-iso: Add support for usb/serial/parallel ports. [GH-3417]
  • builder/vmware-iso: Add support for virtual soundcards. [GH-3417]
  • builder/vmware-iso: More reliably retrieve the guest networking configuration. [GH-3417]
  • builder/vmware: Add support for "super" key in boot_command. [GH-5681]
  • communicator/ssh: Add session-level keep-alives [GH-5830]
  • communicator/ssh: Detect dead connections. [GH-4709]
  • core: Gracefully clean up resources on SIGTERM. [GH-5318]
  • core: Improved error logging in floppy file handling. [GH-5802]
  • core: Improved support for downloading and validating a uri containing a Windows UNC path or a relative file:// scheme. [GH-2906]
  • post-processor/amazon-import: Allow user to specify role name in amazon- import [GH-5817]
  • post-processor/docker: Remove credentials from being shown in the log. [GH-5666]
  • post-processor/google-export: Synchronize credential semantics with the Google builder. [GH-4148]
  • post-processor/vagrant: Add vagrant post-processor support for Google [GH-5732]
  • post-processor/vsphere-template: Now accepts artifacts from the vSphere post- processor. [GH-5380]
  • provisioner/amazon: Use Amazon SDK's InstanceRunning waiter instead of InstanceStatusOK waiter [GH-5773]
  • provisioner/ansible: Improve user retrieval. [GH-5758]
  • provisioner/chef: Add support for 'trusted_certs_dir' chef-client configuration option [GH-5790]
  • provisioner/chef: Added Policyfile support to chef-client provisioner. [GH-5831]

BUG FIXES:

  • builder/alicloud-ecs: Attach keypair before starting instance in alicloud builder [GH-5739]
  • builder/amazon: Fix tagging support when building in us-gov/china. [GH-5841]
  • builder/amazon: NewSession now inherits MaxRetries and other settings. [GH-5719]
  • builder/virtualbox: Fix interpolation ordering so that edge cases around guest_additions_url are handled correctly [GH-5757]
  • builder/virtualbox: Fix regression affecting users running Packer on a Windows host that kept Packer from finding Virtualbox guest additions if Packer ran on a different drive from the one where the guest additions were stored. [GH-5761]
  • builder/vmware: Fix case where artifacts might not be cleaned up correctly. [GH-5835]
  • builder/vmware: Fixed file handle leak that may have caused race conditions in vmware builder [GH-5767]
  • communicator/ssh: Add deadline to SSH connection to prevent Packer hangs after script provisioner reboots vm [GH-4684]
  • communicator/winrm: Fix issue copying empty directories. [GH-5763]
  • provisioner/ansible-local: Fix support for --extra-vars in extra_arguments. [GH-5703]
  • provisioner/ansible-remote: Fixes an error where Packer's private key can be overridden by inherited ansible_ssh_private_key options. [GH-5869]
  • provisioner/ansible: The "default extra variables" feature added in Packer v1.0.1 caused the ansible-local provisioner to fail when an --extra-vars argument was specified in the extra_arguments configuration option; this has been fixed. [GH-5335]
  • provisioner/powershell: Regression from v1.1.1 forcing extra escaping of environment variables in the non-elevated provisioner has been fixed. [GH-5515] [GH-5872]

1.1.3 (December 8, 2017)

IMPROVEMENTS:

  • builder/alicloud-ecs: Add security token support and set TLS handshake timeout through environment variable. [GH-5641]
  • builder/amazon: Add a new parameter ssh_interface. Valid values include public_ip, private_ip, public_dns or private_dns. [GH-5630]
  • builder/azure: Add sanity checks for resource group names [GH-5599]
  • builder/azure: Allow users to specify an existing resource group to use, instead of creating a new one for every run. [GH-5548]
  • builder/hyper-v: Add support for differencing disk. [GH-5458]
  • builder/vmware-iso: Improve logging of network errors. [GH-5456]
  • core: Add new packer_version template engine. [GH-5619]
  • core: Improve logic checking for downloaded ISOs in case where user has provided more than one URL in iso_urls [GH-5632]
  • provisioner/ansible-local: Add ability to clean staging directory. [GH-5618]

BUG FIXES:

  • builder/amazon: Allow region to appear in ami_regions. [GH-5660]
  • builder/amazon: C5 instance types now build more reliably. [GH-5678]
  • builder/amazon: Correctly set AWS region if given in template along with a profile. [GH-5676]
  • builder/amazon: Prevent sriov_support and ena_support from being used with spot instances, which would cause a build failure. [GH-5679]
  • builder/hyper-v: Fix interpolation context for user variables in boot_command [GH-5547]
  • builder/qemu: Set default disk size to 40960 MB to prevent boot failures. [GH-5588]
  • builder/vmware: Correctly detect Windows boot on vmware workstation. [GH-5672]
  • core: Fix windows path regression when downloading ISOs. [GH-5591]
  • provisioner/chef: Fix chef installs on Windows. [GH-5649]

1.1.2 (November 15, 2017)

IMPROVEMENTS:

  • builder/amazon: Correctly deregister AMIs when force_deregister is set. [GH-5525]
  • builder/digitalocean: Add ipv6 option to enable on droplet. [GH-5534]
  • builder/docker: Add aws_profile option to control the aws profile for ECR. [GH-5470]
  • builder/google: Add clean_image_name template engine. [GH-5463]
  • builder/google: Allow selecting container optimized images. [GH-5576]
  • builder/google: Interpolate network and subnetwork values, rather than relying on an API call that packer may not have permission for. [GH-5343]
  • builder/hyper-v: Add disk_additional_size option to allow for up to 64 additional disks. [GH-5491]
  • builder/hyper-v: Also disable automatic checkpoints for gen 2 VMs. [GH-5517]
  • builder/lxc: Add new publish_properties field to set image properties. [GH-5475]
  • builder/lxc: Add three new configuration option categories to LXC builder: create_options, start_options, and attach_options. [GH-5530]
  • builder/triton: Add source_machine_image_filter option to select an image ID based on a variety of parameters. [GH-5538]
  • builder/virtualbox-ovf: Error during prepare if source path doesn't exist. [GH-5573]
  • builder/virtualbox-ovf: Retry while removing VM to solve for transient errors. [GH-5512]
  • communicator/ssh: Add socks 5 proxy support. [GH-5439]
  • core/iso_config: Support relative paths in checksum file. [GH-5578]
  • core: Rewrite vagrantfile code to make cross-platform development easier. [GH-5539]
  • post-processor/docker-push: Add aws_profile option to control the aws profile for ECR. [GH-5470]
  • post-processor/vsphere: Properly capture ovftool output. [GH-5499]

BUG FIXES:

  • builder/amazon: Add a delay option to security group waiter. [GH-5536]
  • builder/amazon: Fix regressions relating to spot instances and EBS volumes. [GH-5495]
  • builder/amazon: Set region from profile, if profile is set, rather than being overridden by metadata. [GH-5562]
  • builder/docker: Remove login_email, which no longer exists in the docker client. [GH-5511]
  • builder/hyperv: Fix admin check that was causing powershell failures. [GH-5510]
  • builder/oracle: Defaulting of OCI builder region will first check the packer template and the OCI config file. [GH-5407]
  • builder/triton: Fix a bug where partially created images can be reported as complete. [GH-5566]
  • post-processor/vsphere: Use the vm disk path information to re-create the vmx datastore path. [GH-5567]
  • provisioner/windows-restart: Wait for restart no longer endlessly loops if user specifies a custom restart check command. [GH-5563]

1.1.1 (October 13, 2017)

IMPROVEMENTS:

  • New builder: hyperv-vmcx for building images from existing VMs. [GH-4944] [GH-5444]
  • builder/amazon-instance: Add .Token as a variable in the BundleUploadCommand template. [GH-5288]
  • builder/amazon: Add temporary_security_group_source_cidr option to control ingress to source instances. [GH-5384]
  • builder/amazon: Output AMI Name during prevalidation. [GH-5389]
  • builder/amazon: Support template functions in tag keys. [GH-5381]
  • builder/amazon: Tag volumes on creation instead of as a separate step. [GH-5417]
  • builder/docker: Add option to set --user flag when running exec. [GH-5406]
  • builder/docker: Set file owner to container user when uploading. Can be disabled by setting fix_upload_owner to false. [GH-5422]
  • builder/googlecompute: Support setting labels on the resulting image. [GH-5356]
  • builder/hyper-v: Add vhd_temp_path option to control where the VHD resides while it's being provisioned. [GH-5206]
  • builder/hyper-v: Allow vhd or vhdx source images instead of just ISO. [GH-4944] [GH-5444]
  • builder/hyper-v: Disable automatic checkpoints. [GH-5374]
  • builder/virtualbox-ovf: Add keep_registered option. [GH-5336]
  • builder/vmware: Add disable_vnc option to prevent VNC connections from being made. [GH-5436]
  • core: Releases will now be built for ppc64le.
  • post-processor/vagrant: When building from a builder/hyper-v artifact, link instead of copy when available. [GH-5207]

BUG FIXES:

  • builder/cloudstack: Fix panic if build is aborted. [GH-5388]
  • builder/hyper-v: Respect enable_dynamic_memory flag. [GH-5363]
  • builder/puppet-masterless: Make sure directories created with sudo are writable by the packer user. [GH-5351]
  • provisioner/chef-solo: Fix issue installing chef-solo on Windows. [GH-5357]
  • provisioner/powershell: Fix issue setting environment variables by writing them to a file, instead of the command line. [GH-5345]
  • provisioner/powershell: Fix issue where powershell scripts could hang. [GH-5082]
  • provisioner/powershell: Fix Powershell progress stream leak to stderr for normal and elevated commands. [GH-5365]
  • provisioner/puppet-masterless: Fix bug where puppet_bin_dir wasn't being respected. [GH-5340]
  • provisioner/puppet: Fix setting facter vars on Windows. [GH-5341]

1.1.0 (September 12, 2017)

IMPROVEMENTS:

  • builder/alicloud: Update alicloud go sdk and enable multi sites support for alicloud [GH-5219]
  • builder/amazon: Upgrade aws-sdk-go to 1.10.14, add tags at instance run time. [GH-5196]
  • builder/azure: Add object_id to windows_custom_image.json. [GH-5285]
  • builder/azure: Add support for storage account for managed images. [GH-5244]
  • builder/azure: Update pkcs12 package. [GH-5301]
  • builder/cloudstack: Add support for Security Groups. [GH-5175]
  • builder/docker: Uploading files and directories now use docker cp. [GH-5273] [GH-5333]
  • builder/googlecompute: Add labels option for labeling launched instances. [GH-5308]
  • builder/googlecompute: Add support for accelerator api. [GH-5137]
  • builder/profitbricks: added support for Cloud API v4. [GH-5233]
  • builder/vmware-esxi: Remote builds now respect output_directory [GH-4592]
  • builder/vmware: Set artifact ID to VMName. [GH-5187]
  • core: Build solaris binary by default. [GH-5268] [GH-5248]
  • core: Remove LGPL dependencies. [GH-5262]
  • provisioner/puppet: Add guest_os_type option to add support for Windows. [GH-5252]
  • provisioner/salt-masterless: Also use sudo to clean up if we used sudo to install. [GH-5240]

BACKWARDS INCOMPATIBILITIES:

  • builder/amazon: Changes way that AMI artifacts are printed out after build, aligning them to builder. Could affect output parsing. [GH-5281]
  • builder/amazon: Split enhanced_networking into sriov_support and ena_support to support finer grained control. Use packer fix <template.json> to automatically update your template to use ena_support where previously there was only enhanced_networking. Make sure to also add sriov_support if you need that feature, and to ensure ena_support is what you intended to be in your template. [GH-5284]
  • builder/cloudstack: Setup temporary SSH keypair; backwards incompatible in the uncommon case that the source image allowed SSH auth with password but not with keypair. [GH-5174]
  • communicator/ssh: Renamed ssh_disable_agent to ssh_disable_agent_forwarding. Need to run fixer on packer configs that use ssh_disable_agent. [GH-5024]
  • communicator: Preserve left-sided white-space in remote command output. Make sure any scripts that parse this output can handle the new whitespace before upgrading. [GH-5167]
  • provisioner/shell: Set default for ExpectDisconnect to false. If your script causes the connection to be reset, you should set this to true to prevent errors. [GH-5283]

BUG FIXES:

  • builder/amazon: force_deregister works in all regions, not just original region. [GH-5250]
  • builder/docker: Directory uploads now use the same semantics as the rest of the communicators. [GH-5333]
  • builder/vmware: Fix timestamp in default VMName. [GH-5274]
  • builder/winrm: WinRM now waits to make sure commands can run successfully before considering itself connected. [GH-5300]
  • core: Fix issue where some builders wouldn't respect -on-error behavior. [GH-5297]
  • provisioner/windows-restart: The first powershell provisioner after a restart now works. [GH-5272]

FEATURES:

  • New builder: Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) builder for creating custom images. [GH-4554]
  • New builder: lxc for building lxc images. [GH-3523]
  • New builder: lxd for building lxd images. [GH-3625]
  • New post-processor: vSphere Template post-processor to be used with vmware-iso builder enabling user to mark a VM as a template. [GH-5114]

1.0.4 (August 11, 2017)

IMPROVEMENTS:

  • builder/alicloud: Increase polling timeout. [GH-5148]
  • builder/azure: Add private_virtual_network_with_public_ip option to optionally obtain a public IP. [GH-5222]
  • builder/googlecompute: use a more portable method of obtaining zone. [GH-5192]
  • builder/hyperv: Properly interpolate user variables in template. [GH-5184]
  • builder/parallels: Remove soon to be removed --vmtype flag in createvm. [GH-5172]
  • contrib: add json files to zsh completion. [GH-5195]

BUG FIXES:

  • builder/amazon: Don't delete snapshots we didn't create. [GH-5211]
  • builder/amazon: fix builds when using the null communicator. [GH-5217]
  • builder/docker: Correctly handle case when uploading an empty directory. [GH-5234]
  • command/push: Don't push variables if they are unspecified. Reverts to behavior in 1.0.1. [GH-5235]
  • command/push: fix handling of symlinks. [GH-5226]
  • core: Strip query parameters from ISO URLs when checking against a checksum file. [GH-5181]
  • provisioner/ansible-remote: Fix issue where packer could hang communicating with ansible-remote. [GH-5146]

1.0.3 (July 17, 2017)

IMPROVEMENTS:

  • builder/azure: Update to latest Azure SDK, enabling support for managed disks. [GH-4511]
  • builder/cloudstack: Add default cidr_list [ 0.0.0.0/0 ]. [GH-5125]
  • builder/cloudstack: Add support for ssh_agent_auth. [GH-5130]
  • builder/cloudstack: Add support for using a HTTP server. [GH-5017]
  • builder/cloudstack: Allow reading api_url, api_key, and secret_key from env vars. [GH-5124]
  • builder/cloudstack: Make expunge optional and improve logging output. [GH-5099]
  • builder/googlecompute: Allow using URL's for network and subnetwork. [GH-5035]
  • builder/hyperv: Add support for floppy_dirs with hyperv-iso builder.
  • builder/hyperv: Add support for override of system %temp% path.
  • core: Experimental Android ARM support. [GH-5111]
  • post-processor/atlas: Disallow packer push of vagrant.box artifacts to atlas. [GH-4780]
  • postprocessor/atlas: Disallow pushing vagrant.box artifacts now that Vagrant cloud is live. [GH-4780]

BUG FIXES:

  • builder/amazon: Fix panic that happens if ami_block_device_mappings is empty. [GH-5059]
  • builder/azure: Write private SSH to file in debug mode. [GH-5070] [GH-5074]
  • builder/cloudstack: Properly report back errors. [GH-5103] [GH-5123]
  • builder/docker: Fix windows filepath in docker-toolbox call [GH-4887]
  • builder/docker: Fix windows filepath in docker-toolbox call. [GH-4887]
  • builder/hyperv: Use SID to verify membership in Admin group, fixing for non- english users. [GH-5022]
  • builder/hyperv: Verify membership in the group Hyper-V Administrators by SID not name. [GH-5022]
  • builder/openstack: Update gophercloud version, fixing builds > 1 hr long. [GH-5046]
  • builder/parallels: Skip missing paths when looking for unnecessary files. [GH-5058]
  • builder/vmware-esxi: Fix VNC port discovery default timeout. [GH-5051]
  • communicator/ssh: Add ProvisionerTypes to communicator tests, resolving panic [GH-5116]
  • communicator/ssh: Resolve race condition that sometimes truncates ssh provisioner stdout [GH-4719]
  • post-processor/checksum: Fix interpolation of "output". [GH-5112]
  • push: Push vars in packer config, not just those set from command line and in var-file. [GH-5101]

1.0.2 (June 21, 2017)

BUG FIXES:

  • communicator/ssh: Fix truncated stdout from remote ssh provisioner. [GH-5050]
  • builder/amazon: Fix bugs related to stop instance command. [GH-4719]
  • communicator/ssh: Fix ssh connection errors. [GH-5038]
  • core: Remove logging that shouldn't be there when running commands. [GH-5042]
  • provisioner/shell: Fix bug where scripts were being run under sh. [GH-5043]

IMPROVEMENTS:

  • provisioner/windows-restart: make it clear that timeouts come from the provisioner, not winrm. [GH-5040]

1.0.1 (June 19, 2017)

IMPROVEMENTS:

  • builder/amazon: Allow amis to be copied to other regions, encrypted with custom KMS keys. [GH-4948]
  • builder/amazon: Allow configuration of api endpoint to support api-compatible cloud providers. [GH-4896]
  • builder/amazon: Fix regex used for ami name validation [GH-4902]
  • builder/amazon: Look up vpc from subnet id if no vpc was specified. [GH-4879]
  • builder/amazon: Print temporary security group name to the UI. [GH-4997]
  • builder/amazon: Support Assume Role with MFA and ECS Task Roles. Also updates to a newer version of aws-sdk-go. [GH-4996]
  • builder/amazon: Use retry logic when creating instance tags. [GH-4876]
  • builder/amazon: Validate ami name. [GH-4762]
  • builder/azure: Add build output to artifact. [GH-4953]
  • builder/azure: Use disk URI as artifact ID. [GH-4981]
  • builder/digitalocean: Added support for monitoring. [GH-4782]
  • builder/digitalocean: Support for copying snapshot to other regions. [GH-4893]
  • builder/hyper-v: Remove the check for administrator rights when sending key strokes to Hyper-V. [GH-4687] # builder/openstack: Fix private key error message to match documentation [GH-4898]
  • builder/null: Support SSH agent auth [GH-4956]
  • builder/openstack: Add ssh agent support. [GH-4655]
  • builder/openstack: Support client x509 certificates. [GH-4921]
  • builder/parallels-iso: Configuration of disk type, plain or expanding. [GH-4621]
  • builder/triton: An SSH agent can be used to authenticate requests, making triton_key_material optional. [GH-4838]
  • builder/triton: If no source machine networks are specified, instances are started on the default public and internal networks. [GH-4838]
  • builder/virtualbox: Add sata port count configuration option. [GH-4699]
  • builder/virtualbox: Don't add port forwarding when using "none" communicator. [GH-4960]
  • builder/vmware: Add option to remove interfaces from the vmx. [GH-4927]
  • builder/vmware: Properly remove mounted CDs on OS X. [GH-4810]
  • builder/vmware: VNC probe timeout is configurable. [GH-4919]
  • command/push: add -sensitive flag to mark pushed vars are sensitive. [GH-4970]
  • command/push: Vagrant support in Terraform Enterprise is deprecated. [GH-4950]
  • communicator/ssh: Add ssh agent support for bastion connections. [GH-4940]
  • communicator/winrm: Add NTLM authentication support. [GH-4979]
  • communicator/winrm: Add support for file downloads. [GH-4748]
  • core: add telemetry for better product support. [GH-5015]
  • core: Build binaries for arm64 [GH-4892]
  • post-processor/amazon-import: Add support for license_type. [GH-4634]
  • post-processor/vagrant-cloud: Get vagrant cloud token from environment. [GH-4982]
  • provisioner/ansible-local: Add extra-vars packer_build_name, packer_builder_type, and packer_http_addr. [GH-4821]
  • provisioner/ansible: Add inventory_directory option to control where to place the generated inventory file. [GH-4760]
  • provisioner/ansible: Add skip_version_check flag for when ansible will be installed from a prior provisioner. [GH-4983]
  • provisioner/ansible: Add extra-vars packer_build_name and packer_builder_type. [GH-4821]
  • provisioner/chef-solo: Add option to select Chef version. [GH-4791]
  • provisioner/salt: Add salt bin directory configuration. [GH-5009]
  • provisioner/salt: Add support for grains. [GH-4961]
  • provisioner/shell: Use env to set environment variables to support freebsd out of the box. [GH-4909]
  • website/docs: Clarify language, improve formatting. [GH-4866]
  • website/docs: Update docker metadata fields that can be changed. [GH-4867]

BUG FIXES:

  • builder/amazon-ebssurrogate: Use ami device settings when creating the AMI. [GH-4972]
  • builder/amazon: don't try to delete extra volumes during clean up. [GH-4930]
  • builder/amazon: fix force_delete_snapshot when the launch instance has extra volumes. [GH-4931]
  • builder/amazon: Only delete temporary key if we created one. [GH-4850]
  • builder/azure: Replace calls to panic with error returns. [GH-4846]
  • communicator/winrm: Use KeepAlive to keep long-running connections open. [GH-4952]
  • core: Correctly reject config files which have junk after valid json. [GH-4906]
  • post-processor/checksum: fix crash when invalid checksum is used. [GH-4812]
  • post-processor/vagrant-cloud: don't read files to upload in to memory first. [GH-5005]
  • post-processor/vagrant-cloud: only upload once under normal conditions. [GH-5008]
  • provisioner/ansible-local: Correctly set the default staging directory under Windows. [GH-4792]

FEATURES:

  • New builder: alicloud-ecs for building Alicloud ECS images. [GH-4619]

1.0.0 (April 4, 2017)

BUG FIXES:

  • builder/amazon: Fix b/c issue by reporting again the tags we create. [GH-4704]
  • builder/amazon: Fix crash in step_region_copy. [GH-4642]
  • builder/googlecompute: Correct values for on_host_maintenance. [GH-4643]
  • builder/googlecompute: Use "default" service account. [GH-4749]
  • builder/hyper-v: Don't wait for shutdown_command to return. [GH-4691]
  • builder/virtualbox: fix none communicator by allowing skipping upload of version file. [GH-4678]
  • builder/virtualbox: retry removing floppy controller. [GH-4705]
  • communicator/ssh: don't return error if we can't close connection. [GH-4741]
  • communicator/ssh: fix nil pointer error. [GH-4690]
  • core: fix version number
  • core: Invoking packer --help or --version now exits with status 0. [GH-4723]
  • core: show correct step name when debugging. [GH-4672]
  • communicator/winrm: Directory uploads behave more like scp. [GH-4438]

IMPROVEMENTS:

  • builder/amazon-chroot: Ability to give an empty list in copy_files to prevent the default /etc/resolv.conf file from being copied. If copy_files isn't given at all, the default behavior remains. [GH-4708]
  • builder/amazon: set force_deregister to true on -force. [GH-4649]
  • builder/amazon: validate ssh key name/file. [GH-4665]
  • builder/ansible: Clearer error message when we have problems getting the ansible version. [GH-4694]
  • builder/hyper-v: validate output dir in step, not in config. [GH-4645]
  • More diligently try to complete azure-setup.sh. [GH-4752]
  • website: fix display on ios devices. [GH-4618]

0.12.3 (March 1, 2017)

BACKWARDS INCOMPATIBILITIES:

  • provisioner/ansible: by default, the staging dir will be randomized. [GH-4472]

FEATURES:

  • New builder: ebs-surrogate for building AMIs from EBS volumes. [GH-4351]

IMPROVEMENTS:

  • builder/amazon-chroot: support encrypted boot volume. [GH-4584]
  • builder/amazon: Add BuildRegion and SourceAMI template variables. [GH-4399]
  • builder/amazon: Change EC2 Windows password timeout to 20 minutes. [GH-4590]
  • builder/amazon: enable ena when enhanced_networking is set. [GH-4578]
  • builder/azure:: add two new config variables for temp_compute_name and temp_resource_group_name. [GH-4468]
  • builder/docker: create export dir if needed. [GH-4439]
  • builder/googlecompute: Add on_host_maintenance option. [GH-4544]
  • builder/openstack: add reuse_ips option to try to re-use existing IPs. [GH-4564]
  • builder/vmware-esxi: try for longer to connect to vnc port. [GH-4480] [GH-4610]
  • builder/vmware: allow extra options for ovftool. [GH-4536]
  • builder/vmware: don't cache ip address so we know if it changes. [GH-4532]
  • communicator/docker: preserve file mode. [GH-4443]
  • communicator/ssh: Use SSH agent when enabled for bastion step. [GH-4598]
  • communicator/winrm: support ProxyFromEnvironment. [GH-4463]
  • core: don't show ui color if we're not colorized. [GH-4525]
  • core: make VNC links clickable in terminal. [GH-4497] [GH-4498]
  • docs: add community page. [GH-4550]
  • post-processor/amazon-import: support AMI attributes on import [GH-4216]
  • post-processor/docker-import: print stderr on docker import failure. [GH-4529]

BUG FIXES:

  • builder/amazon-ebsvolume: Fix interpolation of block_device. [GH-4464]
  • builder/amazon: Fix ssh agent authentication. [GH-4597]
  • builder/docker: Don't force tag if using a docker version that doesn't support it. [GH-4560]
  • builder/googlecompute: fix bug when creating image from custom image_family. [GH-4518]
  • builder/virtualbox: remove guest additions before saving image. [GH-4496]
  • core: always check for an error first when walking a path. [GH-4467]
  • core: update crypto/ssh lib to fix large file uploads. [GH-4546]
  • provisioner/chef-client: only upload knife config if we're cleaning. [GH-4534]

0.12.2 (January 20, 2017)

FEATURES:

  • New builder: triton for building images for Joyent Triton. [GH-4325]
  • New provisioner: converge for provisioning with converge.sh. [GH-4326]

IMPROVEMENTS:

  • builder/hyperv-iso: add iso_target_extension option. [GH-4294]
  • builder/openstack: Add support for instance metadata. [GH-4361]
  • builder/openstack: Attempt to use existing floating IPs before allocating a new one. [GH-4357]
  • builder/parallels-iso: add iso_target_extension option. [GH-4294]
  • builder/qemu: add iso_target_extension option. [GH-4294]
  • builder/qemu: add use_default_display option for osx compatibility. [GH-4293]
  • builder/qemu: Detect input disk image format during copy/convert. [GH-4343]
  • builder/virtualbox-iso: add iso_target_extension option. [GH-4294]
  • builder/virtualbox: add skip_export option to skip exporting the VM after build completes. [GH-4339]
  • builder/vmware & builder/qemu: Allow configurable delay between keystrokes when typing boot command. [GH-4403]
  • builder/vmware-iso: add iso_target_extension option. [GH-4294]
  • builder/vmware-iso: add skip_export option to skip exporting the VM after build completes. [GH-4378]
  • builder/vmware: Try to use ip address to find host IP. [GH-4411]
  • common/step_http_server: set PACKER_HTTP_ADDR env var for accessing http server from inside builder. [GH-4409]
  • provisioner/powershell: Allow equals sign in value of environment variables. [GH-4328]
  • provisioner/puppet-server: Add default facts. [GH-4286]

BUG FIXES:

  • builder/amazon-chroot: Panic in AMI region copy step. [GH-4341]
  • builder/amazon: Crashes when new EBS vols are used. [GH-4308]
  • builder/amazon: Fix crash in amazon-instance. [GH-4372]
  • builder/amazon: fix run volume tagging [GH-4420]
  • builder/amazon: fix when using non-existent security_group_id. [GH-4425]
  • builder/amazon: Properly error if we don't have the ec2:DescribeSecurityGroups permission. [GH-4304]
  • builder/amazon: Properly wait for security group to exist. [GH-4369]
  • builder/docker: Fix crash when performing log in to ECR with an invalid URL. [GH-4385]
  • builder/openstack: fix for finding resource by ID. [GH-4301]
  • builder/qemu: Explicitly set WinRMPort for StepConnect. [GH-4321]
  • builder/virtualbox: Explicitly set WinRMPort for StepConnect. [GH-4321]
  • builder/virtualbox: Pause between each boot command element in -debug. [GH-4346]
  • builder/vmware builder/parallels: Fix hang when shutting down windows in certain cases. [GH-4436]
  • command/push: Don't interpolate variables when pushing. [GH-4389]
  • common/step_http_server: make port range inclusive. [GH-4398]
  • communicator/winrm: update winrm client, resolving MaxMemoryPerShellMB errors and properly error logging instead of panicking. [GH-4412] [GH-4424]
  • provider/windows-shell: Allows equals sign in env var value. [GH-4423]

0.12.1 (December 15, 2016)

BACKWARDS INCOMPATIBILITIES:

  • ssh_username is now required if using communicator ssh. [GH-4172]
  • builder/amazon: Change shutdown_behaviour to shutdown_behavior. Run "packer fix template.json" to migrate a template. [GH-4285]
  • builder/openstack: No long supports the api_key option for rackspace. [GH-4283]
  • post-processor/manifest: Changed filename field to be output, to be more consistent with other post-processors. packer fix will fix this for you. [GH-4192]
  • post-processor/shell-local: Now runs per-builder instead of per-file. The filename is no longer passed in as an argument to the script, but instead needs to be gleaned from the manifest post-processor. [GH-4189]

FEATURES:

  • New builder: "Hyper-V" Added new builder for Hyper-V on Windows. [GH-2576]
  • New builder: "1&1" Added new builder for 1&1. [GH-4163]

IMPROVEMENTS:

  • builder/amazon-ebs: Support specifying KMS key for encryption. [GH-4023]
  • builder/amazon-ebsvolume: Add artifact output. [GH-4141]
  • builder/amazon: Add snapshot_tag overrides. [GH-4015]
  • builder/amazon: Added new region London - eu-west-2. [GH-4284]
  • builder/amazon: Added ca-central-1 to list of known aws regions. [GH-4274]
  • builder/amazon: Adds force_delete_snapshot flag to also cleanup snapshots if we're removing a preexisting image, as with force_deregister_image. [GH-4223]
  • builder/amazon: Support snapshot_users and snapshot_groups for sharing ebs snapshots. [GH-4243]
  • builder/cloudstack: Support reusing an already associated public IP. [GH-4149]
  • builder/docker: Introduce docker commit changes, author, and message. [GH-4202]
  • builder/googlecompute: Support source_image_family. [GH-4162]
  • builder/googlecompute: enable support for Google Compute XPN. [GH-4288]
  • builder/openstack: Added image_members to add new members to image after it's created. [GH-4283]
  • builder/openstack: Added image_visibility field to specify visibility of created image. [GH-4283]
  • builder/openstack: Automatically reauth as needed. [GH-4262]
  • builder/virtualbox-ovf: Can now give a URL to an ova file. [GH-3982]
  • communicator/ssh: adds ability to download download directories and wildcards, fix destination file mode (not hardcoded anymore). [GH-4210]
  • post-processor/shell-local: support spaces in script path. [GH-4144]
  • provisioner/ansible: Allow winrm communicator. [GH-4209]
  • provisioner/salt: Bootstrap fallback on wget if curl failed. [GH-4244]

BUG FIXES:

  • builder/amazon: Correctly assign key from ssh_keypair_name to source instance. [GH-4222]
  • builder/amazon: Fix source_ami_filter ignores owners. [GH-4235]
  • builder/amazon: Fix launching spot instances in EC2 Classic [GH-4204]
  • builder/qemu: Fix issue where multiple commands on a single line in boot_command wouldn't be parsed correctly. [GH-4269]
  • core: Unbreak glob patterns in floppy_files. [GH-3890]
  • post-processor/checksum: cleanup, and fix output to specified file with more than one artifacts. [GH-4210]
  • post-processor/checksum: reset hash after each artifact file. [GH-4210]
  • provisioner/file: fix for directory download. [GH-4210]
  • provisioner/file: fix issue uploading multiple files to a directory, mentioned in [GH-4049]. [GH-4210]
  • provisioner/shell: Treat disconnects as retryable when running cleanup. If you have a reboot in your script, we'll now wait until the host is available before attempting to cleanup the script. [GH-4197]

0.12.0 (November 15, 2016)

FEATURES:

  • New builder: "cloudstack" Can create new templates for use with CloudStack taking either an ISO or existing template as input. [GH-3909]
  • New builder: "profitbricks" Builder for creating images in the ProfitBricks cloud. [GH-3660]
  • New builder: "amazon-ebsvolume" Can create Amazon EBS volumes which are preinitialized with a filesystem and data. [GH-4088]

IMPROVEMENTS:

  • builder/amazon: Allow polling delay override with AWS_POLL_DELAY_SECONDS. [GH-4083]
  • builder/amazon: Allow use of local SSH Agent. [GH-4050]
  • builder/amazon: Dynamic source AMI [GH-3817]
  • builder/amazon: Show AMI ID found when using source_ami_filter. [GH-4096]
  • builder/googlecompute: Support ssh_private_key_file in communicator. [GH-4101]
  • builder/googlecompute: Support custom scopes. [GH-4043]
  • command/push: Fix variable pushes to Atlas. Still needs Atlas server to be updated before the issue will be fixed completely. [GH-4089]
  • communicator/ssh: Improved SSH upload performance. [GH-3940]
  • contrib/azure-setup.sh: Support for azure-cli 0.10.7. [GH-4133]
  • docs: Fix command line variable docs. [GH-4143]
  • post-processor/vagrant: Fixed inconsistency between vagrant-libvirt driver and packer QEMU accelerator. [GH-4104]
  • provisioner/ansible: Move info messages to log [GH-4123]
  • provisioner/puppet: Add puppet_bin_dir option. [GH-4014]
  • provisioner/salt: Add salt_call_args option. [GH-4158]

BUG FIXES:

  • builder/amazon: Fixed an error where we wouldn't fail the build even if we timed out waiting for the temporary security group to become available. [GH-4099]
  • builder/amazon: Properly cleanup temporary key pairs. [GH-4080]
  • builder/google: Fix issue where we'd hang waiting for a startup script which doesn't exist. [GH-4102]
  • builder/qemu: Fix keycodes for ctrl, shift and alt keys. [GH-4115]
  • builder/vmware: Fix keycodes for ctrl, shift and alt keys. [GH-4115]
  • builder/vmware: Fixed build error when shutting down. [GH-4041]
  • common/step_create_floppy: Fixed support for 1.44MB floppies on Windows. [GH-4135]
  • post-processor/googlecompute-export: Fixes scopes. [GH-4147]
  • provisioner/powershell: Reverted [GH-3371] fixes quoting issue. [GH-4069]
  • scripts: Fix build under Windows for go 1.5. [GH-4142]

0.11.0 (October 21, 2016)

BACKWARDS INCOMPATIBILITIES:

  • VNC and VRDP-like features in VirtualBox, VMware, and QEMU now configurable but bind to 127.0.0.1 by default to improve security. See the relevant builder docs for more info.
  • Docker builder requires Docker > 1.3
  • provisioner/chef-solo: default staging directory renamed to packer-chef-solo. [GH-3971]

FEATURES:

  • New Checksum post-processor: Create a checksum file from your build artifacts as part of your build. [GH-3492] [GH-3790]
  • New build flag -on-error to allow inspection and keeping artifacts on builder errors. [GH-3885]
  • New Google Compute Export post-processor: exports an image from a Packer googlecompute builder run and uploads it to Google Cloud Storage. [GH-3760]
  • New Manifest post-processor: writes metadata about packer's output artifacts data to a JSON file. [GH-3651]

IMPROVEMENTS:

  • builder/amazon: Added disable_stop_instance option to prevent automatic shutdown when the build is complete. [GH-3352]
  • builder/amazon: Added shutdown_behavior option to support stop or terminate at the end of the build. [GH-3556]
  • builder/amazon: Added skip_region_validation option to allow newer or custom AWS regions. [GH-3598]
  • builder/amazon: Added us-east-2 and ap-south-1 regions. [GH-4021] [GH-3663]
  • builder/amazon: Support building from scratch with amazon-chroot builder. [GH-3855] [GH-3895]
  • builder/amazon: Support create an AMI with an encrypt_boot volume. [GH-3382]
  • builder/azure: Add os_disk_size_gb. [GH-3995]
  • builder/azure: Add location to setup script. [GH-3803]
  • builder/azure: Allow user to set custom data. [GH-3996]
  • builder/azure: Made tenant_id optional. [GH-3643]
  • builder/azure: Now pre-validates capture_container_name and capture_name_prefix [GH-3537]
  • builder/azure: Removed superfluous polling code for deployments. [GH-3638]
  • builder/azure: Support for a user defined VNET. [GH-3683]
  • builder/azure: Support for custom images. [GH-3575]
  • builder/azure: tag all resources. [GH-3764]
  • builder/digitalocean: Added user_data_file support. [GH-3933]
  • builder/digitalocean: Fixes timeout waiting for snapshot. [GH-3868]
  • builder/digitalocean: Use state_timeout for unlock and off transitions. [GH-3444]
  • builder/docker: Improved support for Docker pull from Amazon ECR. [GH-3856]
  • builder/google: Add -force option to delete old image before creating new one. [GH-3918]
  • builder/google: Add image license metadata. [GH-3873]
  • builder/google: Added support for image_family [GH-3531]
  • builder/google: Added support for startup scripts. [GH-3639]
  • builder/google: Create passwords for Windows instances. [GH-3932]
  • builder/google: Enable to select NVMe images. [GH-3338]
  • builder/google: Signal that startup script fished via metadata. [GH-3873]
  • builder/google: Use gcloud application default credentials. [GH-3655]
  • builder/google: provision VM without external IP address. [GH-3774]
  • builder/null: Can now be used with WinRM. [GH-2525]
  • builder/openstack: Added support for ssh_password instead of generating ssh keys. [GH-3976]
  • builder/parallels: Add support for ctrl, shift and alt keys in boot_command. [GH-3767]
  • builder/parallels: Copy directories recursively with floppy_dirs. [GH-2919]
  • builder/parallels: Now pauses between boot_command entries when running with -debug [GH-3547]
  • builder/parallels: Support future versions of Parallels by using the latest driver. [GH-3673]
  • builder/qemu: Add support for ctrl, shift and alt keys in boot_command. [GH-3767]
  • builder/qemu: Added vnc_bind_address option. [GH-3574]
  • builder/qemu: Copy directories recursively with floppy_dirs. [GH-2919]
  • builder/qemu: Now pauses between boot_command entries when running with -debug [GH-3547]
  • builder/qemu: Specify disk format when starting qemu. [GH-3888]
  • builder/virtualbox-iso: Added hard_drive_nonrotational and hard_drive_discard options to enable trim/discard. [GH-4013]
  • builder/virtualbox-iso: Added keep_registered option to skip cleaning up the image. [GH-3954]
  • builder/virtualbox: Add support for ctrl, shift and alt keys in boot_command. [GH-3767]
  • builder/virtualbox: Added post_shutdown_delay option to wait after shutting down to prevent issues removing floppy drive. [GH-3952]
  • builder/virtualbox: Added vrdp_bind_address option. [GH-3566]
  • builder/virtualbox: Copy directories recursively with floppy_dirs. [GH-2919]
  • builder/virtualbox: Now pauses between boot_command entries when running with -debug [GH-3542]
  • builder/vmware-vmx: Added tools_upload_flavor and tools_upload_path to docs.
  • builder/vmware: Add support for ctrl, shift and alt keys in boot_command. [GH-3767]
  • builder/vmware: Added vnc_bind_address option. [GH-3565]
  • builder/vmware: Adds passwords for VNC. [GH-2325]
  • builder/vmware: Copy directories recursively with floppy_dirs. [GH-2919]
  • builder/vmware: Handle connection to VM with more than one NIC on ESXi [GH-3347]
  • builder/vmware: Now paused between boot_command entries when running with -debug [GH-3542]
  • core: Supress plugin discovery from plugins. [GH-4002]
  • core: Test floppy disk files actually exist. [GH-3756]
  • core: setting PACKER_LOG=0 now disables logging. [GH-3964]
  • post-processor/amazon-import: Support ami_name for naming imported AMI. [GH-3941]
  • post-processor/compress: Added support for bgzf compression. [GH-3501]
  • post-processor/docker: Improved support for Docker push to Amazon ECR. [GH-3856]
  • post-processor/docker: Preserve tags when running docker push. [GH-3631]
  • post-processor/vagrant: Added vsphere-esx hosts to supported machine types. [GH-3967]
  • provisioner/ansible-local: Support for ansible-galaxy. [GH-3350] [GH-3836]
  • provisioner/ansible: Improved logging and error handling. [GH-3477]
  • provisioner/ansible: Support scp. [GH-3861]
  • provisioner/chef: Added knife_command option and added a correct default value for Windows. [GH-3622]
  • provisioner/chef: Installs 64bit chef on Windows if available. [GH-3848]
  • provisioner/file: Now makes destination directory. [GH-3692]
  • provisioner/puppet: Added execute_command option. [GH-3614]
  • provisioner/salt: Added custom_state to specify state to run instead of highstate. [GH-3776]
  • provisioner/shell: Added expect_disconnect flag to fail if remote unexpectedly disconnects. [GH-4034]
  • scripts: Added help target to Makefile. [GH-3290]
  • vendor: Moving from Godep to govendor. See CONTRIBUTING.md for details. [GH-3956]
  • website: code examples now use inconsolata. Improve code font rendering on linux.

BUG FIXES:

  • builder/amazon: Add 0.5 cents to discovered spot price. [GH-3662]
  • builder/amazon: Allow using ssh_private_key_file and ssh_password. [GH-3953]
  • builder/amazon: Fix packer crash when waiting for SSH. [GH-3865]
  • builder/amazon: Honor ssh_private_ip flag in EC2-Classic. [GH-3752]
  • builder/amazon: Properly clean up EBS volumes on failure. [GH-3789]
  • builder/amazon: Use temporary_key_pair_name when specified. [GH-3739]
  • builder/amazon: retry creating tags on images since the images might take some time to become available. [GH-3938]
  • builder/azure: Fix authorization setup script failing to creating service principal. [GH-3812]
  • builder/azure: check for empty resource group. [GH-3606]
  • builder/azure: fix token validity test. [GH-3609]
  • builder/docker: Fix file provisioner dotfile matching. [GH-3800]
  • builder/docker: fix docker builder with ansible provisioner. [GH-3476]
  • builder/qemu: Don't fail on communicator set to none. [GH-3681]
  • builder/qemu: Make ssh_host_port_max an inclusive bound. [GH-2784]
  • builder/virtualbox: Make ssh_host_port_max an inclusive bound. [GH-2784]
  • builder/virtualbox: Respect ssh_host [GH-3617]
  • builder/vmware: Do not add remotedisplay.vnc.ip to VMX data on ESXi [GH-3740]
  • builder/vmware: Don't check for poweron errors on ESXi. [GH-3195]
  • builder/vmware: Re-introduce case sensitive VMX keys. [GH-2707]
  • builder/vmware: Respect ssh_host/winrm_host on ESXi. [GH-3738]
  • command/push: Allows dot (.) in image names. [GH-3937]
  • common/iso_config: fix potential panic when iso checksum url was given but not the iso url. [GH-4004]
  • communicator/ssh: fixed possible panic when reconnecting fails. [GH-4008]
  • communicator/ssh: handle error case where server closes the connection but doesn't give us an error code. [GH-3966]
  • post-processor/shell-local: Do not set execute bit on artifact file. [GH-3505]
  • post-processor/vsphere: Fix upload failures with vsphere. [GH-3321]
  • provisioner/ansible: Properly set host key checking even when a custom ENV is specified. [GH-3568]
  • provisioner/file: Fix directory download. [GH-3899]
  • provisioner/powershell: fixed issue with setting environment variables. [GH-2785]
  • website: improved rendering on iPad. [GH-3780]

0.10.2 (September 20, 2016)

BUG FIXES:

  • Rebuilding with OS X Sierra and go 1.7.1 to fix bug in Sierra

0.10.1 (May 7, 2016)

FEATURES:

  • azure-arm builder: Can now build Windows images, and supports additional configuration. Please refer to the documentation for details.

IMPROVEMENTS:

  • core: Added support for ATLAS_CAFILE and ATLAS_CAPATH [GH-3494]
  • builder/azure: Improved build cancellation and cleanup of partially- provisioned resources. [GH-3461]
  • builder/azure: Improved logging. [GH-3461]
  • builder/azure: Added support for US Government and China clouds. [GH-3461]
  • builder/azure: Users may now specify an image version. [GH-3461]
  • builder/azure: Added device login. [GH-3461]
  • builder/docker: Added privileged build option. [GH-3475]
  • builder/google: Packer now identifies its version to the service. [GH-3465]
  • provisioner/shell: Added remote_folder and remote_file options [GH-3462]
  • post-processor/compress: Added support for bgzf format and added format option. [GH-3501]

BUG FIXES:

  • core: Fix hang after pressing enter key in -debug mode. [GH-3346]
  • provisioner/chef: Use custom values for remote validation key path [GH-3468]

0.10.0 (March 14, 2016)

BACKWARDS INCOMPATIBILITIES:

  • Building Packer now requires go >= 1.5 (>= 1.6 is recommended). If you want to continue building with go 1.4 you can remove the azurearmbuilder line from command/plugin.go.

FEATURES:

  • New azure-arm builder: Build virtual machines in Azure Resource Manager

IMPROVEMENTS:

  • builder/google: Added support for disk_type [GH-2830]
  • builder/openstack: Added support for retrieving the Administrator password when using WinRM if no winrm_password is set. [GH-3209]
  • provisioner/ansible: Added the empty_groups parameter. [GH-3232]
  • provisioner/ansible: Added the user parameter. [GH-3276]
  • provisioner/ansible: Don't use deprecated ssh option with Ansible 2.0 [GH-3291]
  • provisioner/puppet-masterless: Add ignore_exit_codes parameter. [GH-3349]

BUG FIXES:

  • builders/parallels: Handle output_directory containing . and .. [GH-3239]
  • provisioner/ansible: os.Environ() should always be passed to the ansible command. [GH-3274]

0.9.0 (February 19, 2016)

BACKWARDS INCOMPATIBILITIES:

  • Packer now ships as a single binary, including plugins. If you install packer 0.9.0 over a previous packer installation, you must delete all of the packer- plugin files* or packer will load out-of-date plugins from disk.
  • Release binaries are now provided via https://releases.hashicorp.com.
  • Packer 0.9.0 is now built with Go 1.6.
  • core: Plugins that implement the Communicator interface must now implement a DownloadDir method. [GH-2618]
  • builder/amazon: Inline user_data for EC2 is now base64 encoded automatically. [GH-2539]
  • builder/parallels: parallels_tools_host_path and guest_os_distribution have been replaced by guest_os_type; use packer fix to update your templates. [GH-2751]

FEATURES:

  • Chef on Windows: The chef provisioner now has native support for Windows using Powershell and WinRM. [GH-1215]
  • New vmware-esxi feature: Packer can now export images from vCloud or vSphere during the build. [GH-1921]
  • New Ansible Provisioner: ansible provisioner supports remote provisioning to keep your build image cleaner. [GH-1969]
  • New Amazon Import post-processor: amazon-import allows you to upload an OVA-based VM to Amazon EC2. [GH-2962]
  • Shell Local post-processor: shell-local allows you to run shell commands on the host after a build has completed for custom packaging or publishing of your artifacts. [GH-2706]
  • Artifice post-processor: Override packer artifacts during post- processing. This allows you to extract artifacts from a packer builder and use them with other post-processors like compress, docker, and Atlas.

IMPROVEMENTS:

  • core: Packer plugins are now compiled into the main binary, reducing file size and build times, and making packer easier to install. The overall plugin architecture has not changed and third-party plugins can still be loaded from disk. Please make sure your plugins are up-to-date! [GH-2854]
  • core: Packer now indicates line numbers for template parse errors. [GH-2742]
  • core: Scripts are executed via /usr/bin/env bash instead of /bin/bash for broader compatibility. [GH-2913]
  • core: target_path for builder downloads can now be specified. [GH-2600]
  • core: WinRM communicator now supports HTTPS protocol. [GH-3061]
  • core: Template syntax errors now show line, column, offset. [GH-3180]
  • core: SSH communicator now supports downloading directories. [GH-2618]
  • builder/amazon: Add support for ebs_optimized [GH-2806]
  • builder/amazon: You can now specify 0 for spot_price to switch to on demand instances. [GH-2845]
  • builder/amazon: Added ap-northeast-2 (Seoul) [GH-3056]
  • builder/amazon: packer will try to derive the AZ if only a subnet is specified. [GH-3037]
  • builder/digitalocean: doubled instance wait timeouts to power off or shutdown (now 4 minutes) and to complete a snapshot (now 20 minutes) [GH-2939]
  • builder/google: account_file can now be provided as a JSON string [GH-2811]
  • builder/google: added support for preemptible instances. [GH-2982]
  • builder/google: added support for static external IPs via address option [GH-3030]
  • builder/openstack: added retry on WaitForImage 404. [GH-3009]
  • builder/openstack: Can specify source_image_name instead of the ID [GH-2577]
  • builder/openstack: added support for SSH over IPv6. [GH-3197]
  • builder/parallels: Improve support for Parallels 11. [GH-2662]
  • builder/parallels: Parallels disks are now compacted by default. [GH-2731]
  • builder/parallels: Packer will look for Parallels in /Applications/Parallels Desktop.app if it is not detected automatically [GH-2839]
  • builder/qemu: qcow2 images are now compacted by default. [GH-2748]
  • builder/qemu: qcow2 images can now be compressed. [GH-2748]
  • builder/qemu: Now specifies virtio-scsi by default. [GH-2422]
  • builder/qemu: Now checks for version-specific options. [GH-2376]
  • builder/qemu: Can now bypass disk cache using iso_skip_cache [GH-3105]
  • builder/qemu: <wait> in boot_command now accepts an arbitrary duration like [GH-3129]
  • builder/qemu: Expose {{ .SSHHostPort }} in templates. [GH-2884]
  • builder/virtualbox: Added VRDP for debugging. [GH-3188]
  • builder/vmware-esxi: Added private key auth for remote builds via remote_private_key_file [GH-2912]
  • post-processor/atlas: Added support for compile ID. [GH-2775]
  • post-processor/docker-import: Can now import Artifice artifacts. [GH-2718]
  • provisioner/chef: Added encrypted_data_bag_secret_path option. [GH-2653]
  • provisioner/puppet: Added the extra_arguments parameter. [GH-2635]
  • provisioner/salt: Added no_exit_on_failure, log_level, and improvements to salt command invocation. [GH-2660]

BUG FIXES:

  • core: Random number generator is now seeded. [GH-2640]
  • core: Packer should now have a lot less race conditions. [GH-2824]
  • builder/amazon: The no_device option for block device mappings is now handled correctly. [GH-2398]
  • builder/amazon: AMI name validation now matches Amazon's spec. [GH-2774]
  • builder/amazon: Use snapshot size when volume size is unspecified. [GH-2480]
  • builder/amazon: Pass AccessKey and SecretKey when uploading bundles for instance-backed AMIs. [GH-2596]
  • builder/parallels: Added interpolation in prlctl_post [GH-2828]
  • builder/vmware: format option is now read correctly. [GH-2892]
  • builder/vmware-esxi: Correct endless loop in destroy validation logic [GH-2911]
  • provisioner/shell: No longer leaves temp scripts behind. [GH-1536]
  • provisioner/winrm: Now waits for reboot to complete before continuing with provisioning. [GH-2568]
  • post-processor/artifice: Fix truncation of files downloaded from Docker. [GH-2793]

0.8.6 (Aug 22, 2015)

IMPROVEMENTS:

  • builder/docker: Now supports Download so it can be used with the file provisioner to download a file from a container. [GH-2585]
  • builder/docker: Now verifies that the artifact will be used before the build starts, unless the discard option is specified. This prevent failures after the build completes. [GH-2626]
  • post-processor/artifice: Now supports glob-like syntax for filenames. [GH-2619]
  • post-processor/vagrant: Like the compress post-processor, vagrant now uses a parallel gzip algorithm to compress vagrant boxes. [GH-2590]

BUG FIXES:

  • core: When iso_url is a local file and the checksum is invalid, the local file will no longer be deleted. [GH-2603]
  • builder/parallels: Fix interpolation in parallels_tools_guest_path [GH-2543]

0.8.5 (Aug 10, 2015)

FEATURES:

  • [Beta] Artifice post-processor: Override packer artifacts during post- processing. This allows you to extract artifacts from a packer builder and use them with other post-processors like compress, docker, and Atlas.

IMPROVEMENTS:

  • Many docs have been updated and corrected; big thanks to our contributors!
  • builder/openstack: Add debug logging for IP addresses used for SSH. [GH-2513]
  • builder/openstack: Add option to use existing SSH keypair. [GH-2512]
  • builder/openstack: Add support for Glance metadata. [GH-2434]
  • builder/qemu and builder/vmware: Packer's VNC connection no longer asks for an exclusive connection. [GH-2522]
  • provisioner/salt-masterless: Can now customize salt remote directories. [GH-2519]

BUG FIXES:

  • builder/amazon: Improve instance cleanup by storing id sooner. [GH-2404]
  • builder/amazon: Only fetch windows password when using WinRM communicator. [GH-2538]
  • builder/openstack: Support IPv6 SSH address. [GH-2450]
  • builder/openstack: Track new IP address discovered during RackConnect. [GH-2514]
  • builder/qemu: Add 100ms delay between VNC key events. [GH-2415]
  • post-processor/atlas: atlas_url configuration option works now. [GH-2478]
  • post-processor/compress: Now supports interpolation in output config. [GH-2414]
  • provisioner/powershell: Elevated runs now receive environment variables. [GH-2378]
  • provisioner/salt-masterless: Clarify error messages when we can't create or write to the temp directory. [GH-2518]
  • provisioner/salt-masterless: Copy state even if /srv/salt exists already. [GH-1699]
  • provisioner/salt-masterless: Make sure /etc/salt exists before writing to it. [GH-2520]
  • provisioner/winrm: Connect to the correct port when using NAT with VirtualBox / VMware. [GH-2399]

Note: 0.8.3 was pulled and 0.8.4 was skipped.

0.8.2 (July 17, 2015)

IMPROVEMENTS:

  • builder/docker: Add option to use a Pty. [GH-2425]

BUG FIXES:

  • core: Fix crash when min_packer_version is specified in a template. [GH-2385]
  • builder/amazon: Fix EC2 devices being included in EBS mappings. [GH-2459]
  • builder/googlecompute: Fix default name for GCE images. [GH-2400]
  • builder/null: Fix error message with missing ssh_host. [GH-2407]
  • builder/virtualbox: Use --portcount on VirtualBox 5.x. [GH-2438]
  • provisioner/puppet: Packer now correctly handles a directory for manifest_file. [GH-2463]
  • provisioner/winrm: Fix potential crash with WinRM. [GH-2416]

0.8.1 (July 2, 2015)

IMPROVEMENTS:

  • builder/amazon: When debug mode is enabled, the Windows administrator password for Windows instances will be shown. [GH-2351]

BUG FIXES:

  • core: min_packer_version field in configs work. [GH-2356]
  • core: The build_name and build_type functions work in provisioners. [GH-2367]
  • core: Handle timeout in SSH handshake. [GH-2333]
  • command/build: Fix reading configuration from stdin. [GH-2366]
  • builder/amazon: Fix issue with sharing AMIs when using ami_users [GH-2308]
  • builder/amazon: Fix issue when using multiple Security Groups. [GH-2381]
  • builder/amazon: Fix for tag creation when creating new ec2 instance. [GH-2317]
  • builder/amazon: Fix issue with creating AMIs with multiple device mappings. [GH-2320]
  • builder/amazon: Fix failing AMI snapshot tagging when copying to other regions. [GH-2316]
  • builder/amazon: Fix setting AMI launch permissions. [GH-2348]
  • builder/amazon: Fix spot instance cleanup to remove the correct request. [GH-2327]
  • builder/amazon: Fix bundle_prefix not interpolating timestamp [GH-2352]
  • builder/amazon-instance: Fix issue with creating AMIs without specifying a virtualization type. [GH-2330]
  • builder/digitalocean: Fix builder using private IP instead of public IP. [GH-2339]
  • builder/google: Set default communicator settings properly. [GH-2353]
  • builder/vmware-iso: Setting checksum_type to none for ESX builds now works. [GH-2323]
  • provisioner/chef: Use knife config file vs command-line params to clean up nodes so full set of features can be used. [GH-2306]
  • post-processor/compress: Fixed crash in compress post-processor plugin. [GH-2311]

0.8.0 (June 23, 2015)

BACKWARDS INCOMPATIBILITIES:

  • core: SSH connection will no longer request a PTY by default. This can be enabled per builder.
  • builder/digitalocean: no longer supports the v1 API which has been deprecated for some time. Most configurations should continue to work as long as you use the api_token field for auth.
  • builder/digitalocean: image, region, and size are now required.
  • builder/openstack: auth parameters have been changed to better reflect OS terminology. Existing environment variables still work.

FEATURES:

  • WinRM: You can now connect via WinRM with almost every builder. See the docs for more info. [GH-2239]
  • Windows AWS Support: Windows AMIs can now be built without any external plugins: Packer will start a Windows instance, get the admin password, and can use WinRM (above) to connect through. [GH-2240]
  • Disable SSH: Set communicator to "none" in any builder to disable SSH connections. Note that provisioners won't work if this is done. [GH-1591]
  • SSH Agent Forwarding: SSH Agent Forwarding will now be enabled to allow access to remote servers such as private git repos. [GH-1066]
  • SSH Bastion Hosts: You can now specify a bastion host for SSH access (works with all builders). [GH-387]
  • OpenStack v3 Identity: The OpenStack builder now supports the v3 identity API.
  • Docker builder supports SSH: The Docker builder now supports containers with SSH, just set communicator to "ssh" [GH-2244]
  • File provisioner can download: The file provisioner can now download files out of the build process. [GH-1909]
  • New config function: build_name: The name of the currently running build. [GH-2232]
  • New config function: build_type: The type of the currently running builder. This is useful for provisioners. [GH-2232]
  • New config function: template_dir: The directory to the template being built. This should be used for template-relative paths. [GH-54]
  • New provisioner: shell-local: Runs a local shell script. [GH-770]
  • New provisioner: powershell: Provision Windows machines with PowerShell scripts. [GH-2243]
  • New provisioner: windows-shell: Provision Windows machines with batch files. [GH-2243]
  • New provisioner: windows-restart: Restart a Windows machines and wait for it to come back online. [GH-2243]
  • Compress post-processor supports multiple algorithms: The compress post-processor now supports lz4 compression and compresses gzip in parallel for much faster throughput.

IMPROVEMENTS:

  • core: Interrupt handling for SIGTERM signal as well. [GH-1858]
  • core: HTTP downloads support resuming. [GH-2106]
    • builder/*: Add ssh_handshake_attempts to configure the number of handshake attempts done before failure. [GH-2237]
  • builder/amazon: Add force_deregister option for automatic AMI deregistration. [GH-2221]
  • builder/amazon: Now applies tags to EBS snapshots. [GH-2212]
  • builder/amazon: Clean up orphaned volumes from Source AMIs. [GH-1783]
  • builder/amazon: Support custom keypairs. [GH-1837]
  • builder/amazon-chroot: Can now resize the root volume of the resulting AMI with the root_volume_size option. [GH-2289]
  • builder/amazon-chroot: Add mount_options configuration option for providing options to the mount command. [GH-2296]
  • builder/digitalocean: Save SSH key to pwd if debug mode is on. [GH-1829]
  • builder/digitalocean: User data support. [GH-2113]
  • builder/googlecompute: Option to use internal IP for connections. [GH-2152]
  • builder/parallels: Support Parallels Desktop 11. [GH-2199]
  • builder/openstack: Add rackconnect_wait for Rackspace customers to wait for RackConnect data to appear
  • builder/openstack: Add ssh_interface option for rackconnect for users that have prohibitive firewalls
  • builder/openstack: Flavor names can be used as well as refs
  • builder/openstack: Add availability_zone [GH-2016]
  • builder/openstack: Machine will be stopped prior to imaging if the cluster supports the startstop extension. [GH-2223]
  • builder/openstack: Support for user data. [GH-2224]
  • builder/qemu: Default accelerator to "tcg" on Windows. [GH-2291]
  • builder/virtualbox: Added option: ssh_skip_nat_mapping to skip the automatic port forward for SSH and to use the guest port directly. [GH-1078]
  • builder/virtualbox: Added SCSI support
  • builder/vmware: Support for additional disks. [GH-1382]
  • builder/vmware: Can now customize the template used for adding disks. [GH-2254]
  • command/fix: After fixing, the template is validated. [GH-2228]
  • command/push: Add -name flag for specifying name from CLI. [GH-2042]
  • command/push: Push configuration in templates supports variables. [GH-1861]
  • post-processor/docker-save: Can be chained. [GH-2179]
  • post-processor/docker-tag: Support force option. [GH-2055]
  • post-processor/docker-tag: Can be chained. [GH-2179]
  • post-processor/vsphere: Make more fields optional, support empty resource pools. [GH-1868]
  • provisioner/puppet-masterless: working_directory option. [GH-1831]
  • provisioner/puppet-masterless: packer_build_name and packer_build_type are default facts. [GH-1878]
  • provisioner/puppet-server: ignore_exit_codes option added. [GH-2280]

BUG FIXES:

  • core: Fix potential panic for post-processor plugin exits. [GH-2098]
  • core: PACKER_CONFIG may point to a non-existent file. [GH-2226]
  • builder/amazon: Allow spaces in AMI names when using clean_ami_name [GH-2182]
  • builder/amazon: Remove deprecated ec2-upload-bundle parameter. [GH-1931]
  • builder/amazon: Use IAM Profile to upload bundle if provided. [GH-1985]
  • builder/amazon: Use correct exit code after SSH authentication failed. [GH-2004]
  • builder/amazon: Retry finding created instance for eventual consistency. [GH-2129]
  • builder/amazon: If no AZ is specified, use AZ chosen automatically by AWS for spot instance. [GH-2017]
  • builder/amazon: Private key file (only available in debug mode) is deleted on cleanup. [GH-1801]
  • builder/amazon: AMI copy won't copy to the source region. [GH-2123]
  • builder/amazon: Validate AMI doesn't exist with name prior to build. [GH-1774]
  • builder/amazon: Improved retry logic around waiting for instances. [GH-1764]
  • builder/amazon: Fix issues with creating Block Devices. [GH-2195]
  • builder/amazon/chroot: Retry waiting for disk attachments. [GH-2046]
  • builder/amazon/chroot: Only unmount path if it is mounted. [GH-2054]
  • builder/amazon/instance: Use -i in sudo commands so PATH is inherited. [GH-1930]
  • builder/amazon/instance: Use --region flag for bundle upload command. [GH-1931]
  • builder/digitalocean: Wait for droplet to unlock before changing state, should lower the "pending event" errors.
  • builder/digitalocean: Ignore invalid fields from the ever-changing v2 API
  • builder/digitalocean: Private images can be used as a source. [GH-1792]
  • builder/docker: Fixed hang on prompt while copying script
  • builder/docker: Use docker exec for newer versions of Docker for running scripts. [GH-1993]
  • builder/docker: Fix crash that could occur at certain timed ctrl-c. [GH-1838]
  • builder/docker: validate that export_path is not a directory. [GH-2105]
  • builder/google: ssh_timeout is respected. [GH-1781]
  • builder/openstack: ssh_interface can be used to specify the interface to retrieve the SSH IP from. [GH-2220]
  • builder/qemu: Add disk_discard option. [GH-2120]
  • builder/qemu: Use proper SSH port, not hardcoded to 22. [GH-2236]
  • builder/qemu: Find unused SSH port if SSH port is taken. [GH-2032]
  • builder/virtualbox: Bind HTTP server to IPv4, which is more compatible with OS installers. [GH-1709]
  • builder/virtualbox: Remove the floppy controller in addition to the floppy disk. [GH-1879]
  • builder/virtualbox: Fixed regression where downloading ISO without a ".iso" extension didn't work. [GH-1839]
  • builder/virtualbox: Output dir is verified at runtime, not template validation time. [GH-2233]
  • builder/virtualbox: Find unused SSH port if SSH port is taken. [GH-2032]
  • builder/vmware: Add 100ms delay between keystrokes to avoid subtle timing issues in most cases. [GH-1663]
  • builder/vmware: Bind HTTP server to IPv4, which is more compatible with OS installers. [GH-1709]
  • builder/vmware: Case-insensitive match of MAC address to find IP. [GH-1989]
  • builder/vmware: More robust IP parsing from ifconfig output. [GH-1999]
  • builder/vmware: Nested output directories for ESXi work. [GH-2174]
  • builder/vmware: Output dir is verified at runtime, not template validation time. [GH-2233]
  • command/fix: For the virtualbox to virtualbox-iso builder rename, provisioner overrides are now also fixed. [GH-2231]
  • command/validate: don't crash for invalid builds. [GH-2139]
  • post-processor/atlas: Find common archive prefix for Windows. [GH-1874]
  • post-processor/atlas: Fix index out of range panic. [GH-1959]
  • post-processor/vagrant-cloud: Fixed failing on response
  • post-processor/vagrant-cloud: Don't delete version on error. [GH-2014]
  • post-processor/vagrant-cloud: Retry failed uploads a few times
  • provisioner/chef-client: Fix permissions issues on default dir. [GH-2255]
  • provisioner/chef-client: Node cleanup works now. [GH-2257]
  • provisioner/puppet-masterless: Allow manifest_file to be a directory
  • provisioner/salt-masterless: Add --retcode-passthrough to salt-call
  • provisioner/shell: chmod executable script to 0755, not 0777. [GH-1708]
  • provisioner/shell: inline commands failing will fail the provisioner. [GH-2069]
  • provisioner/shell: single quotes in env vars are escaped. [GH-2229]
  • provisioner/shell: Temporary file is deleted after run. [GH-2259]
  • provisioner/shell: Randomize default script name to avoid strange race issues from Windows. [GH-2270]

0.7.5 (December 9, 2014)

FEATURES:

  • New command: packer push: Push template and files to HashiCorp's Atlas for building your templates automatically.
  • New post-processor: atlas: Send artifact to HashiCorp's Atlas for versioning and storing artifacts. These artifacts can then be queried using the API, Terraform, etc.

IMPROVEMENTS:

  • builder/googlecompute: Support for ubuntu-os-cloud project
  • builder/googlecompute: Support for OAuth2 to avoid client secrets file
  • builder/googlecompute: GCE image from persistent disk instead of tarball
  • builder/qemu: Checksum type "none" can be used
  • provisioner/chef: Generate a node name if none available
  • provisioner/chef: Added ssl_verify_mode configuration

BUG FIXES:

  • builder/parallels: Fixed attachment of ISO to cdrom device
  • builder/parallels: Fixed boot load ordering
  • builder/digitalocean: Fixed decoding of size
  • builder/digitalocean: Fixed missing content-type header in request
  • builder/digitalocean: Fixed use of private IP
  • builder/digitalocean: Fixed the artifact ID generation
  • builder/vsphere: Fixed credential escaping
  • builder/qemu: Fixed use of CDROM with disk_image
  • builder/aws: Fixed IP address for SSH in VPC
  • builder/aws: Fixed issue with multiple block devices
  • builder/vmware: Upload VMX to ESX5 after editing
  • communicator/docker: Fix handling of symlinks during upload
  • provisioner/chef: Fixed use of sudo in some cases
  • core: Fixed build name interpolation
  • postprocessor/vagrant: Fixed check for Vagrantfile template

0.7.2 (October 28, 2014)

FEATURES:

  • builder/digitalocean: API V2 support. [GH-1463]
  • builder/parallels: Don't depend on prl-utils. [GH-1499]

IMPROVEMENTS:

  • builder/amazon/all: Support new AWS Frankfurt region.
  • builder/docker: Allow remote DOCKER_HOST, which works as long as volumes work. [GH-1594]
  • builder/qemu: Can set cache mode for main disk. [GH-1558]
  • builder/qemu: Can build from pre-existing disk. [GH-1342]
  • builder/vmware: Can specify path to Fusion installation with environmental variable FUSION_APP_PATH. [GH-1552]
  • builder/vmware: Can specify the HW version for the VMX. [GH-1530]
  • builder/vmware/esxi: Will now cache ISOs/floppies remotely. [GH-1479]
  • builder/vmware/vmx: Source VMX can have a disk connected via SATA. [GH-1604]
  • post-processors/vagrant: Support Qemu (libvirt) boxes. [GH-1330]
  • post-processors/vagrantcloud: Support self-hosted box URLs.

BUG FIXES:

  • core: Fix loading plugins from pwd. [GH-1521]
  • builder/amazon: Prefer token in config if given. [GH-1544]
  • builder/amazon/all: Extended timeout for waiting for AMI. [GH-1533]
  • builder/virtualbox: Can read VirtualBox version on FreeBSD. [GH-1570]
  • builder/virtualbox: More robust reading of guest additions URL. [GH-1509]
  • builder/vmware: Always remove floppies/drives. [GH-1504]
  • builder/vmware: Wait some time so that post-VMX update aren't overwritten. [GH-1504]
  • builder/vmware/esxi: Retry power on if it fails. [GH-1334]
  • builder/vmware-vmx: Fix issue with order of boot command support. [GH-1492]
  • builder/amazon: Extend timeout and allow user override. [GH-1533]
  • builder/parallels: Ignore 'The fdd0 device does not exist' [GH-1501]
  • builder/parallels: Rely on Cleanup functions to detach devices. [GH-1502]
  • builder/parallels: Create VM without hdd and then add it later. [GH-1548]
  • builder/parallels: Disconnect cdrom0. [GH-1605]
  • builder/qemu: Don't use -redir flag anymore, replace with hostfwd options. [GH-1561]
  • builder/qemu: Use pc as default machine type instead of pc-1.0.
  • providers/aws: Ignore transient network errors. [GH-1579]
  • provisioner/ansible: Don't buffer output so output streams in. [GH-1585]
  • provisioner/ansible: Use inventory file always to avoid potentially deprecated feature. [GH-1562]
  • provisioner/shell: Quote environmental variables. [GH-1568]
  • provisioner/salt: Bootstrap over SSL. [GH-1608]
  • post-processors/docker-push: Work with docker-tag artifacts. [GH-1526]
  • post-processors/vsphere: Append "/" to object address. [GH-1615]

0.7.1 (September 10, 2014)

FEATURES:

  • builder/vmware: VMware Fusion Pro 7 is now supported. [GH-1478]

BUG FIXES:

  • core: SSH will connect slightly faster if it is ready immediately.
  • provisioner/file: directory uploads no longer hang. [GH-1484]
  • provisioner/file: fixed crash on large files. [GH-1473]
  • scripts: Windows executable renamed to packer.exe. [GH-1483]

0.7.0 (September 8, 2014)

BACKWARDS INCOMPATIBILITIES:

  • The authentication configuration for Google Compute Engine has changed. The new method is much simpler, but is not backwards compatible. packer fix will not fix this. Please read the updated GCE docs.

FEATURES:

  • New Post-Processor: compress - Gzip compresses artifacts with files.
  • New Post-Processor: docker-save - Save an image. This is similar to export, but preserves the image hierarchy.
  • New Post-Processor: docker-tag - Tag a created image.
  • New Template Functions: upper, lower - See documentation for more details.
  • core: Plugins are automatically discovered if they're named properly. Packer will look in the PWD and the directory with packer for binaries named packer-TYPE-NAME.
  • core: Plugins placed in ~/.packer.d/plugins are now automatically discovered.
  • builder/amazon: Spot instances can now be used to build EBS backed and instance store images. [GH-1139]
  • builder/docker: Images can now be committed instead of exported. [GH-1198]
  • builder/virtualbox-ovf: New import_flags setting can be used to add new command line flags to VBoxManage import to allow things such as EULAs to be accepted. [GH-1383]
  • builder/virtualbox-ovf: Boot commands and the HTTP server are supported. [GH-1169]
  • builder/vmware: VMware Player 6 is now supported. [GH-1168]
  • builder/vmware-vmx: Boot commands and the HTTP server are supported. [GH-1169]

IMPROVEMENTS:

  • core: isotime function can take a format. [GH-1126]
  • builder/amazon/all: AWS_SECURITY_TOKEN is read and can also be set with the token configuration. [GH-1236]
  • builder/amazon/all: Can force SSH on the private IP address with ssh_private_ip. [GH-1229]
  • builder/amazon/all: String fields in device mappings can use variables. [GH-1090]
  • builder/amazon-instance: EBS AMIs can be used as a source. [GH-1453]
  • builder/digitalocean: Can set API URL endpoint. [GH-1448]
  • builder/digitalocean: Region supports variables. [GH-1452]
  • builder/docker: Can now specify login credentials to pull images.
  • builder/docker: Support mounting additional volumes. [GH-1430]
  • builder/parallels/all: Path to tools ISO is calculated automatically. [GH-1455]
  • builder/parallels-pvm: reassign_mac option to choose whether or not to generate a new MAC address. [GH-1461]
  • builder/qemu: Can specify "none" acceleration type. [GH-1395]
  • builder/qemu: Can specify "tcg" acceleration type. [GH-1395]
  • builder/virtualbox/all: iso_interface option to mount ISO with SATA. [GH-1200]
  • builder/vmware-vmx: Proper floppy_files support. [GH-1057]
  • command/build: Add -color=false flag to disable color. [GH-1433]
  • post-processor/docker-push: Can now specify login credentials. [GH-1243]
  • provisioner/chef-client: Support chef_environment. [GH-1190]

BUG FIXES:

  • core: nicer error message if an encrypted private key is used for SSH. [GH-1445]
  • core: Fix crash that could happen with a well timed double Ctrl-C. [GH-1328] [GH-1314]
  • core: SSH TCP keepalive period is now 5 seconds (shorter). [GH-1232]
  • builder/amazon-chroot: Can properly build HVM images now. [GH-1360]
  • builder/amazon-chroot: Fix crash in root device check. [GH-1360]
  • builder/amazon-chroot: Add description that Packer made the snapshot with a time. [GH-1388]
  • builder/amazon-ebs: AMI is deregistered if an error. [GH-1186]
  • builder/amazon-instance: Fix deprecation warning for ec2-bundle-vol [GH-1424]
  • builder/amazon-instance: Add --no-filter to the ec2-bundle-vol command by default to avoid corrupting data by removing package manager certs. [GH-1137]
  • builder/amazon/all: delete_on_termination set to false will work.
  • builder/amazon/all: Fix race condition on setting tags. [GH-1367]
  • builder/amazon/all: More descriptive error messages if Amazon only sends an error code. [GH-1189]
  • builder/docker: Error if DOCKER_HOST is set.
  • builder/docker: Remove the container during cleanup. [GH-1206]
  • builder/docker: Fix case where not all output would show up from provisioners.
  • builder/googlecompute: add disk_size option. [GH-1397]
  • builder/googlecompute: Auth works with latest formats on Google Cloud Console. [GH-1344]
  • builder/openstack: Region is not required. [GH-1418]
  • builder/parallels-iso: ISO not removed from VM after install. [GH-1338]
  • builder/parallels/all: Add support for Parallels Desktop 10. [GH-1438]
  • builder/parallels/all: Added some navigation keys. [GH-1442]
  • builder/qemu: If headless, sdl display won't be used. [GH-1395]
  • builder/qemu: Use 512M as -m default. [GH-1444]
  • builder/virtualbox/all: Search VBOX_MSI_INSTALL_PATH for path to VBoxManage on Windows. [GH-1337]
  • builder/virtualbox/all: Seed RNG to avoid same ports. [GH-1386]
  • builder/virtualbox/all: Better error if guest additions URL couldn't be detected. [GH-1439]
  • builder/virtualbox/all: Detect errors even when VBoxManage exits with a zero exit code. [GH-1119]
  • builder/virtualbox/iso: Append timestamp to default name for parallel builds. [GH-1365]
  • builder/vmware/all: No more error when Packer stops an already-stopped VM. [GH-1300]
  • builder/vmware/all: ssh_host accepts templates. [GH-1396]
  • builder/vmware/all: Don't remount floppy in VMX post step. [GH-1239]
  • builder/vmware/vmx: Do not re-add floppy disk files to VMX. [GH-1361]
  • builder/vmware-iso: Fix crash when vnc_port_min and max were the same value. [GH-1288]
  • builder/vmware-iso: Finding an available VNC port on Windows works. [GH-1372]
  • builder/vmware-vmx: Nice error if Clone is not supported (not VMware Fusion Pro). [GH-787]
  • post-processor/vagrant: Can supply your own metadata.json. [GH-1143]
  • provisioner/ansible-local: Use proper path on Windows. [GH-1375]
  • provisioner/file: Mode will now be preserved. [GH-1064]

0.6.1 (July 20, 2014)

FEATURES:

  • New post processor: vagrant-cloud - Push box files generated by vagrant post processor to Vagrant Cloud. [GH-1289]
  • Vagrant post-processor can now packer Hyper-V boxes.

IMPROVEMENTS:

  • builder/amazon: Support for enhanced networking on HVM images. [GH-1228]
  • builder/amazon-ebs: Support encrypted EBS volumes. [GH-1194]
  • builder/ansible: Add playbook_dir option. [GH-1000]
  • builder/openstack: Add ability to configure networks. [GH-1261]
  • builder/openstack: Skip certificate verification. [GH-1121]
  • builder/parallels/all: Add ability to select interface to connect to.
  • builder/parallels/pvm: Support boot_command. [GH-1082]
  • builder/virtualbox/all: Attempt to use local guest additions ISO before downloading from internet. [GH-1123]
  • builder/virtualbox/ovf: Supports guest_additions_mode [GH-1035]
  • builder/vmware/all: Increase cleanup timeout to 120 seconds. [GH-1167]
  • builder/vmware/all: Add vmx_data_post for modifying VMX data after shutdown. [GH-1149]
  • builder/vmware/vmx: Supports tools uploading. [GH-1154]

BUG FIXES:

  • core: isotime is the same time during the entire build. [GH-1153]
  • builder/amazon-common: Sort AMI strings before outputting. [GH-1305]
  • builder/amazon: User data can use templates/variables. [GH-1343]
  • builder/amazon: Can now build AMIs in GovCloud.
  • builder/null: SSH info can use templates/variables. [GH-1343]
  • builder/openstack: Workaround for gophercloud.ServerById crashing. [GH-1257]
  • builder/openstack: Force IPv4 addresses from address pools. [GH-1258]
  • builder/parallels: Do not delete entire CDROM device. [GH-1115]
  • builder/parallels: Errors while creating floppy disk. [GH-1225]
  • builder/parallels: Errors while removing floppy drive. [GH-1226]
  • builder/virtualbox-ovf: Supports guest additions options. [GH-1120]
  • builder/vmware-iso: Fix esx5 path separator in windows. [GH-1316]
  • builder/vmware: Remote ESXi builder now uploads floppy. [GH-1106]
  • builder/vmware: Remote ESXi builder no longer re-uploads ISO every time. [GH-1244]
  • post-processor/vsphere: Accept DOMAIN\account usernames. [GH-1178]
    • provisioner/chef-*: Fix remotePaths for Windows. [GH-394]

0.6.0 (May 2, 2014)

FEATURES:

  • New builder: null - The null builder does not produce any artifacts, but is useful for debugging provisioning scripts. [GH-970]
  • New builder: parallels-iso and parallels-pvm - These can be used to build Parallels virtual machines. [GH-1101]
  • New provisioner: chef-client - Provision using a the chef-client command, which talks to a Chef Server. [GH-855]
  • New provisioner: puppet-server - Provision using Puppet by communicating to a Puppet master. [GH-796]
  • min_packer_version can be specified in a Packer template to force a minimum version. [GH-487]

IMPROVEMENTS:

  • core: RPC transport between plugins switched to MessagePack
  • core: Templates array values can now be comma separated strings. Most importantly, this allows for user variables to fill array configurations. [GH-950]
  • builder/amazon: Added ssh_private_key_file option. [GH-971]
  • builder/amazon: Added ami_virtualization_type option. [GH-1021]
  • builder/digitalocean: Regions, image names, and sizes can be names that are looked up for their valid ID. [GH-960]
  • builder/googlecompute: Configurable instance name. [GH-1065]
  • builder/openstack: Support for conventional OpenStack environmental variables such as OS_USERNAME, OS_PASSWORD, etc. [GH-768]
  • builder/openstack: Support openstack_provider option to automatically fill defaults for different OpenStack variants. [GH-912]
  • builder/openstack: Support security groups. [GH-848]
  • builder/qemu: User variable expansion in ssh_key_path [GH-918]
  • builder/qemu: Floppy disk files list can also include globs and directories. [GH-1086]
  • builder/virtualbox: Support an export_opts option which allows specifying arbitrary arguments when exporting the VM. [GH-945]
  • builder/virtualbox: Added vboxmanage_post option to run vboxmanage commands just before exporting. [GH-664]
  • builder/virtualbox: Floppy disk files list can also include globs and directories. [GH-1086]
  • builder/vmware: Workstation 10 support for Linux. [GH-900]
  • builder/vmware: add cloning support on Windows. [GH-824]
  • builder/vmware: Floppy disk files list can also include globs and directories. [GH-1086]
  • command/build: Added -parallel flag so you can disable parallelization with -no-parallel. [GH-924]
  • post-processors/vsphere: disk_mode option. [GH-778]
  • provisioner/ansible: Add inventory_file option. [GH-1006]
  • provisioner/chef-client: Add validation_client_name option. [GH-1056]

BUG FIXES:

  • core: Errors are properly shown when adding bad floppy files. [GH-1043]
  • core: Fix some URL parsing issues on Windows.
  • core: Create Cache directory only when it is needed. [GH-367]
  • builder/amazon-instance: Use S3Endpoint for ec2-upload-bundle arg, which works for every region. [GH-904]
  • builder/digitalocean: updated default image_id. [GH-1032]
  • builder/googlecompute: Create persistent disk as boot disk via API v1. [GH-1001]
  • builder/openstack: Return proper error on invalid instance states. [GH-1018]
  • builder/virtualbox-iso: Retry unregister a few times to deal with VBoxManage randomness. [GH-915]
  • provisioner/ansible: Fix paths when provisioning Linux from Windows. [GH-963]
  • provisioner/ansible: set cwd to staging directory. [GH-1016]
  • provisioners/chef-client: Don't chown directory with Ubuntu. [GH-939]
  • provisioners/chef-solo: Deeply nested JSON works properly. [GH-1076]
  • provisioners/shell: Env var values can have equal signs. [GH-1045]
  • provisioners/shell: chmod the uploaded script file to 0777. [GH-994]
  • post-processor/docker-push: Allow repositories with ports. [GH-923]
  • post-processor/vagrant: Create parent directories for output path. [GH-1059]
  • post-processor/vsphere: datastore, network, and folder are no longer required. [GH-1091]

0.5.2 (02/21/2014)

FEATURES:

  • New post-processor: docker-import - Import a Docker image and give it a specific repository/tag.
  • New post-processor: docker-push - Push an imported image to a registry.

IMPROVEMENTS:

  • core: Most downloads made by Packer now use a custom user agent. [GH-803]
  • builder/googlecompute: SSH private key will be saved to disk if -debug is specified. [GH-867]
  • builder/qemu: Can specify the name of the qemu binary. [GH-854]
  • builder/virtualbox-ovf: Can specify import options such as "keepallmacs". [GH-883]

BUG FIXES:

  • core: Fix crash case if blank parameters are given to Packer. [GH-832]
  • core: Fix crash if big file uploads are done. [GH-897]
  • core: Fix crash if machine-readable output is going to a closed pipe. [GH-875]
  • builder/docker: user variables work properly. [GH-777]
  • builder/qemu: reboots are now possible in provisioners. [GH-864]
  • builder/virtualbox,vmware: iso_checksum is not required if the checksum type is "none"
  • builder/virtualbox,vmware/qemu: Support for additional scancodes for boot_command such as <up>, <left>, <insert>, etc. [GH-808]
  • communicator/ssh: Send TCP keep-alives on connections. [GH-872]
  • post-processor/vagrant: AWS/DigitalOcean keep input artifacts by default. [GH-55]
  • provisioners/ansible-local: Properly upload custom playbooks. [GH-829]
  • provisioners/ansible-local: Better error if ansible isn't installed. [GH-836]

0.5.1 (01/02/2014)

BUG FIXES:

  • core: If a stream ID loops around, don't let it use stream ID 0. [GH-767]
  • core: Fix issue where large writes to plugins would result in stream corruption. [GH-727]
  • builders/virtualbox-ovf: shutdown_timeout config works. [GH-772]
  • builders/vmware-iso: Remote driver works properly again. [GH-773]

0.5.0 (12/30/2013)

BACKWARDS INCOMPATIBILITIES:

  • "virtualbox" builder has been renamed to "virtualbox-iso". Running your template through packer fix will resolve this.
  • "vmware" builder has been renamed to "vmware-iso". Running your template through packer fix will resolve this.
  • post-processor/vagrant: Syntax for overriding by provider has changed. See the documentation for more information. Running your template through packer fix should resolve this.
  • post-processor/vsphere: Some available configuration options were changed. Running your template through packer fix should resolve this.
  • provisioner/puppet-masterless: The execute_command no longer has the Has* variables, since the templating language now supports comparison operations. See the Go documentation for more info: http://golang.org/pkg/text/template/

FEATURES:

  • New builder: Google Compute Engine. You can now build images for use in Google Compute Engine. See the documentation for more information. [GH-715]
  • New builder: "virtualbox-ovf" can build VirtualBox images from an existing OVF or OVA. [GH-201]
  • New builder: "vmware-vmx" can build VMware images from an existing VMX. [GH-201]
  • Environmental variables can now be accessed as default values for user variables using the "env" function. See the documentation for more information.
  • "description" field in templates: write a human-readable description of what a template does. This will be shown in packer inspect.
  • Vagrant post-processor now accepts a list of files to include in the box.
  • All provisioners can now have a "pause_before" parameter to wait some period of time before running that provisioner. This is useful for reboots. [GH-737]

IMPROVEMENTS:

  • core: Plugins communicate over a single TCP connection per plugin now, instead of sometimes dozens. Performance around plugin communication dramatically increased.
  • core: Build names are now template processed so you can use things like user variables in them. [GH-744]
  • core: New "pwd" function available globally that returns the working directory. [GH-762]
  • builder/amazon/all: Launched EC2 instances now have a name of "Packer Builder" so that they are easily recognizable. [GH-642]
  • builder/amazon/all: Copying AMIs to multiple regions now happens in parallel. [GH-495]
  • builder/amazon/all: Ability to specify "run_tags" to tag the instance while running. [GH-722]
  • builder/digitalocean: Private networking support. [GH-698]
  • builder/docker: A "run_command" can be specified, configuring how the container is started. [GH-648]
  • builder/openstack: In debug mode, the generated SSH keypair is saved so you can SSH into the machine. [GH-746]
  • builder/qemu: Floppy files are supported. [GH-686]
  • builder/qemu: Next run_once option tells Qemu to run only once, which is useful for Windows installs that handle reboots for you. [GH-687]
  • builder/virtualbox: Nice errors if Packer can't write to the output directory.
  • builder/virtualbox: ISO is ejected prior to export.
  • builder/virtualbox: Checksum type can be "none" [GH-471]
  • builder/vmware: Can now specify path to the Fusion application. [GH-677]
  • builder/vmware: Checksum type can be "none" [GH-471]
  • provisioner/puppet-masterless: Can now specify a manifest_dir to upload manifests to the remote machine for imports. [GH-655]

BUG FIXES:

  • core: No colored output in machine-readable output. [GH-684]
  • core: User variables can now be used for non-string fields. [GH-598]
  • core: Fix bad download paths if the download URL contained a "." before a "/" [GH-716]
  • core: "{{timestamp}}" values will always be the same for the entire duration of a build. [GH-744]
  • builder/amazon: Handle cases where security group isn't instantly available. [GH-494]
  • builder/virtualbox: don't download guest additions if disabled. [GH-731]
  • post-processor/vsphere: Uploads VM properly. [GH-694]
  • post-processor/vsphere: Process user variables.
  • provisioner/ansible-local: all configurations are processed as templates [GH-749]
  • provisioner/ansible-local: playbook paths are properly validated as directories, not files. [GH-710]
  • provisioner/chef-solo: Environments are recognized. [GH-726]

0.4.1 (December 7, 2013)

IMPROVEMENTS:

  • builder/amazon/ebs: New option allows associating a public IP with non-default VPC instances. [GH-660]
  • builder/openstack: A "proxy_url" setting was added to define an HTTP proxy to use when building with this builder. [GH-637]

BUG FIXES:

  • core: Don't change background color on CLI anymore, making things look a tad nicer in some terminals.
  • core: multiple ISO URLs works properly in all builders. [GH-683]
  • builder/amazon/chroot: Block when obtaining file lock to allow parallel builds. [GH-689]
  • builder/amazon/instance: Add location flag to upload bundle command so that building AMIs works out of us-east-1. [GH-679]
  • builder/qemu: Qemu arguments are templated. [GH-688]
  • builder/vmware: Cleanup of VMX keys works properly so cd-rom won't get stuck with ISO. [GH-685]
  • builder/vmware: File cleanup is more resilient to file delete races with the operating system. [GH-675]
  • provisioner/puppet-masterless: Check for hiera config path existence properly. [GH-656]

0.4.0 (November 19, 2013)

FEATURES:

  • Docker builder: build and export Docker containers, easily provisioned with any of the Packer built-in provisioners.
  • QEMU builder: builds a new VM compatible with KVM or Xen using QEMU.
  • Remote ESXi builder: builds a VMware VM using ESXi remotely using only SSH to an ESXi machine directly.
  • vSphere post-processor: Can upload VMware artifacts to vSphere
  • Vagrant post-processor can now make DigitalOcean provider boxes. [GH-504]

IMPROVEMENTS:

  • builder/amazon/all: Can now specify a list of multiple security group IDs to apply. [GH-499]
  • builder/amazon/all: AWS API requests are now retried when a temporary network error occurs as well as 500 errors. [GH-559]
  • builder/virtualbox: Use VBOX_INSTALL_PATH env var on Windows to find VBoxManage. [GH-628]
  • post-processor/vagrant: skips gzip compression when compression_level=0
  • provisioner/chef-solo: Encrypted data bag support. [GH-625]

BUG FIXES:

  • builder/amazon/chroot: Copying empty directories works. [GH-588]
  • builder/amazon/chroot: Chroot commands work with shell provisioners. [GH-581]
  • builder/amazon/chroot: Don't choose a mount point that is a partition of an already mounted device. [GH-635]
  • builder/virtualbox: Ctrl-C interrupts during waiting for boot. [GH-618]
  • builder/vmware: VMX modifications are now case-insensitive. [GH-608]
  • builder/vmware: VMware Fusion won't ask for VM upgrade.
  • builder/vmware: Ctrl-C interrupts during waiting for boot. [GH-618]
  • provisioner/chef-solo: Output is slightly prettier and more informative.

0.3.11 (November 4, 2013)

FEATURES:

  • builder/amazon/ebs: Ability to specify which availability zone to create instance in. [GH-536]

IMPROVEMENTS:

  • core: builders can now give warnings during validation. warnings won't fail the build but may hint at potential future problems.
  • builder/digitalocean: Can now specify a droplet name
  • builder/virtualbox: Can now disable guest addition download entirely by setting "guest_additions_mode" to "disable" [GH-580]
  • builder/virtualbox,vmware: ISO urls can now be https. [GH-587]
  • builder/virtualbox,vmware: Warning if shutdown command is not specified, since it is a common case of data loss.

BUG FIXES:

  • core: Won't panic when writing to a bad pipe. [GH-560]
  • builder/amazon/all: Properly scrub access key and secret key from logs. [GH-554]
  • builder/openstack: Properly scrub password from logs. [GH-554]
  • builder/virtualbox: No panic if SSH host port min/max is the same. [GH-594]
  • builder/vmware: checks if ifconfig is in /sbin [GH-591]
  • builder/vmware: Host IP lookup works for non-C locales. [GH-592]
  • common/uuid: Use cryptographically secure PRNG when generating UUIDs. [GH-552]
  • communicator/ssh: File uploads that exceed the size of memory no longer cause crashes. [GH-561]

0.3.10 (October 20, 2013)

FEATURES:

  • Ansible provisioner

IMPROVEMENTS:

  • post-processor/vagrant: support instance-store AMIs built by Packer. [GH-502]
  • post-processor/vagrant: can now specify compression level to use when creating the box. [GH-506]

BUG FIXES:

  • builder/all: timeout waiting for SSH connection is a failure. [GH-491]
  • builder/amazon: Scrub sensitive data from the logs. [GH-521]
  • builder/amazon: Handle the situation where an EC2 instance might not be immediately available. [GH-522]
  • builder/amazon/chroot: Files copied into the chroot remove destination before copy, fixing issues with dangling symlinks. [GH-500]
  • builder/digitalocean: don't panic if erroneous API response doesn't contain error message. [GH-492]
  • builder/digitalocean: scrub API keys from config debug output. [GH-516]
  • builder/virtualbox: error if VirtualBox version cant be detected. [GH-488]
  • builder/virtualbox: detect if vboxdrv isn't properly setup. [GH-488]
  • builder/virtualbox: sleep a bit before export to ensure the session is unlocked. [GH-512]
  • builder/virtualbox: create SATA drives properly on VirtualBox 4.3. [GH-547]
  • builder/virtualbox: support user templates in SSH key path. [GH-539]
  • builder/vmware: support user templates in SSH key path. [GH-539]
  • communicator/ssh: Fix issue where a panic could arise from a nil dereference. [GH-525]
  • post-processor/vagrant: Fix issue with VirtualBox OVA. [GH-548]
  • provisioner/salt: Move salt states to correct remote directory. [GH-513]
  • provisioner/shell: Won't block on certain scripts on Windows anymore. [GH-507]

0.3.9 (October 2, 2013)

FEATURES:

  • The Amazon chroot builder is now able to run without any sudo privileges by using the "command_wrapper" configuration. [GH-430]
  • Chef provisioner supports environments. [GH-483]

BUG FIXES:

  • core: default user variable values don't need to be strings. [GH-456]
  • builder/amazon-chroot: Fix errors with waitin for state change. [GH-459]
  • builder/digitalocean: Use proper error message JSON key (DO API change).
  • communicator/ssh: SCP uploads now work properly when directories contain symlinks. [GH-449]
  • provisioner/chef-solo: Data bags and roles path are now properly populated when set. [GH-470]
  • provisioner/shell: Windows line endings are actually properly changed to Unix line endings. [GH-477]

0.3.8 (September 22, 2013)

FEATURES:

  • core: You can now specify only and except configurations on any provisioner or post-processor to specify a list of builds that they are valid for. [GH-438]
  • builders/virtualbox: Guest additions can be attached rather than uploaded, easier to handle for Windows guests. [GH-405]
  • provisioner/chef-solo: Ability to specify a custom Chef configuration template.
  • provisioner/chef-solo: Roles and data bags support. [GH-348]

IMPROVEMENTS:

  • core: User variables can now be used for integer, boolean, etc. values. [GH-418]
  • core: Plugins made with incompatible versions will no longer load.
  • builder/amazon/all: Interrupts work while waiting for AMI to be ready.
  • provisioner/shell: Script line-endings are automatically converted to Unix-style line-endings. Can be disabled by setting "binary" to "true". [GH-277]

BUG FIXES:

  • core: Set TCP KeepAlives on internally created RPC connections so that they don't die. [GH-416]
  • builder/amazon/all: While waiting for AMI, will detect "failed" state.
  • builder/amazon/all: Waiting for state will detect if the resource (AMI, instance, etc.) disappears from under it.
  • builder/amazon/instance: Exclude only contents of /tmp, not /tmp itself. [GH-437]
  • builder/amazon/instance: Make AccessKey/SecretKey available to bundle command even when they come from the environment. [GH-434]
  • builder/virtualbox: F1-F12 and delete scancodes now work. [GH-425]
  • post-processor/vagrant: Override configurations properly work. [GH-426]
  • provisioner/puppet-masterless: Fix failure case when both facter vars are used and prevent_sudo. [GH-415]
  • provisioner/puppet-masterless: User variables now work properly in manifest file and hiera path. [GH-448]

0.3.7 (September 9, 2013)

BACKWARDS INCOMPATIBILITIES:

  • The "event_delay" option for the DigitalOcean builder is now gone. The builder automatically waits for events to go away. Run your templates through packer fix to get rid of these.

FEATURES:

  • NEW PROVISIONER: puppet-masterless. You can now provision with a masterless Puppet setup. [GH-234]
  • New globally available template function: uuid. Generates a new random UUID.
  • New globally available template function: isotime. Generates the current time in ISO standard format.
  • New Amazon template function: clean_ami_name. Substitutes '-' for characters that are illegal to use in an AMI name.

IMPROVEMENTS:

  • builder/amazon/all: Ability to specify the format of the temporary keypair created. [GH-389]
  • builder/amazon/all: Support the NoDevice flag for block mappings. [GH-396]
  • builder/digitalocean: Retry on any pending event errors.
  • builder/openstack: Can now specify a project. [GH-382]
  • builder/virtualbox: Can now attach hard drive over SATA. [GH-391]
  • provisioner/file: Can now upload directories. [GH-251]

BUG FIXES:

  • core: Detect if SCP is not enabled on the other side. [GH-386]
  • builder/amazon/all: When copying AMI to multiple regions, copy the metadata (tags and attributes) as well. [GH-388]
  • builder/amazon/all: Fix panic case where eventually consistent instance state caused an index out of bounds.
  • builder/virtualbox: The vm_name setting now properly sets the OVF name of the output. [GH-401]
  • builder/vmware: Autoanswer VMware dialogs. [GH-393]
  • command/inspect: Fix weird output for default values for optional vars.

0.3.6 (September 2, 2013)

FEATURES:

  • User variables can now be specified as "required", meaning the user MUST specify a value. Just set the default value to "null". [GH-374]

IMPROVEMENTS:

  • core: Much improved interrupt handling. For example, interrupts now cancel much more quickly within provisioners.
  • builder/amazon: In -debug mode, the keypair used will be saved to the current directory so you can access the machine. [GH-373]
  • builder/amazon: In -debug mode, the DNS is outputted.
  • builder/openstack: IPv6 addresses supported for SSH. [GH-379]
  • communicator/ssh: Support for private keys encrypted using PKCS8. [GH-376]
  • provisioner/chef-solo: You can now use user variables in the json configuration for Chef. [GH-362]

BUG FIXES:

  • core: Concurrent map access is completely gone, fixing rare issues with runtime memory corruption. [GH-307]
  • core: Fix possible panic when ctrl-C during provisioner run.
  • builder/digitalocean: Retry destroy a few times because DO sometimes gives false errors.
  • builder/openstack: Properly handle the case no image is made. [GH-375]
  • builder/openstack: Specifying a region is now required in a template.
  • provisioners/salt-masterless: Use filepath join to properly join paths.

0.3.5 (August 28, 2013)

FEATURES:

  • NEW BUILDER: openstack. You can now build on OpenStack. [GH-155]
  • NEW PROVISIONER: chef-solo. You can now provision with Chef using chef-solo from local cookbooks.
  • builder/amazon: Copy AMI to multiple regions with ami_regions. [GH-322]
  • builder/virtualbox,vmware: Can now use SSH keys as an auth mechanism for SSH using ssh_key_path. [GH-70]
  • builder/virtualbox,vmware: Support SHA512 as a checksum type. [GH-356]
  • builder/vmware: The root hard drive type can now be specified with "disk_type_id" for advanced users. [GH-328]
  • provisioner/salt-masterless: Ability to specify a minion config. [GH-264]
  • provisioner/salt-masterless: Ability to upload pillars. [GH-353]

IMPROVEMENTS:

  • core: Output message when Ctrl-C received that we're cleaning up. [GH-338]
  • builder/amazon: Tagging now works with all amazon builder types.
  • builder/vmware: Option ssh_skip_request_pty for not requesting a PTY for the SSH connection. [GH-270]
  • builder/vmware: Specify a vmx_template_path in order to customize the generated VMX. [GH-270]
  • command/build: Machine-readable output now contains build errors, if any.
  • command/build: An "end" sentinel is outputted in machine-readable output for artifact listing so it is easier to know when it is over.

BUG FIXES:

  • core: Fixed a couple cases where a double ctrl-C could panic.
  • core: Template validation fails if an override is specified for a non-existent builder. [GH-336]
  • core: The SSH connection is heartbeated so that drops can be detected. [GH-200]
  • builder/amazon/instance: Remove check for ec2-ami-tools because it didn't allow absolute paths to work properly. [GH-330]
  • builder/digitalocean: Send a soft shutdown request so that files are properly synced before shutdown. [GH-332]
  • command/build,command/validate: If a non-existent build is specified to '-only' or '-except', it is now an error. [GH-326]
  • post-processor/vagrant: Setting OutputPath with a timestamp now always works properly. [GH-324]
  • post-processor/vagrant: VirtualBox OVA formats now turn into Vagrant boxes properly. [GH-331]
  • provisioner/shell: Retry upload if start command fails, making reboot handling much more robust.

0.3.4 (August 21, 2013)

IMPROVEMENTS:

  • post-processor/vagrant: the file being compressed will be shown in the UI. [GH-314]

BUG FIXES:

  • core: Avoid panics when double-interrupting Packer.
  • provisioner/shell: Retry shell script uploads, making reboots more robust if they happen to fail in this stage. [GH-282]

0.3.3 (August 19, 2013)

FEATURES:

  • builder/virtualbox: support exporting in OVA format. [GH-309]

IMPROVEMENTS:

  • core: All HTTP downloads across Packer now support the standard proxy environmental variables (HTTP_PROXY, NO_PROXY, etc.) [GH-252]
  • builder/amazon: API requests will use HTTP proxy if specified by environmental variables.
  • builder/digitalocean: API requests will use HTTP proxy if specified by environmental variables.

BUG FIXES:

  • core: TCP connection between plugin processes will keep-alive. [GH-312]
  • core: No more "unused key keep_input_artifact" for post processors. [GH-310]
  • post-processor/vagrant: output_path templates now work again.

0.3.2 (August 18, 2013)

FEATURES:

  • New command: packer inspect. This command tells you the components of a template. It respects the -machine-readable flag as well so you can parse out components of a template.
  • Packer will detect its own crashes (always a bug) and save a "crash.log" file.
  • builder/virtualbox: You may now specify multiple URLs for an ISO using "iso_url" in a template. The URLs will be tried in order.
  • builder/vmware: You may now specify multiple URLs for an ISO using "iso_url" in a template. The URLs will be tried in order.

IMPROVEMENTS:

  • core: built with Go 1.1.2
  • core: packer help output now loads much faster.
  • builder/virtualbox: guest_additions_url can now use the Version variable to get the VirtualBox version. [GH-272]
  • builder/virtualbox: Do not check for VirtualBox as part of template validation; only check at execution.
  • builder/vmware: Do not check for VMware as part of template validation; only check at execution.
  • command/build: A path of "-" will read the template from stdin.
  • builder/amazon: add block device mappings. [GH-90]

BUG FIXES:

  • windows: file URLs are easier to get right as Packer has better parsing and error handling for Windows file paths. [GH-284]
  • builder/amazon/all: Modifying more than one AMI attribute type no longer crashes.
  • builder/amazon-instance: send IAM instance profile data. [GH-294]
  • builder/digitalocean: API request parameters are properly URL encoded. [GH-281]
  • builder/virtualbox: download progress won't be shown until download actually starts. [GH-288]
  • builder/virtualbox: floppy files names of 13 characters are now properly written to the FAT12 filesystem. [GH-285]
  • builder/vmware: download progress won't be shown until download actually starts. [GH-288]
  • builder/vmware: interrupt works while typing commands over VNC.
  • builder/virtualbox: floppy files names of 13 characters are now properly written to the FAT12 filesystem. [GH-285]
  • post-processor/vagrant: Process user variables. [GH-295]

0.3.1 (August 12, 2013)

IMPROVEMENTS:

  • provisioner/shell: New setting start_retry_timeout which is the timeout for the provisioner to attempt to start the remote process. This allows the shell provisioner to work properly with reboots. [GH-260]

BUG FIXES:

  • core: Remote command output containing '\r' now looks much better within the Packer output.
  • builder/vmware: Fix issue with finding driver files. [GH-279]
  • provisioner/salt-masterless: Uploads work properly from Windows. [GH-276]

0.3.0 (August 12, 2013)

BACKWARDS INCOMPATIBILITIES:

  • All {{.CreateTime}} variables within templates (such as for AMI names) are now replaced with {{timestamp}}. Run packer fix to fix your templates.

FEATURES:

  • User Variables allow you to specify variables within your templates that can be replaced using the command-line, files, or environmental variables. This dramatically improves the portability of packer templates. See the documentation for more information.
  • Machine-readable output can be enabled by passing the -machine-readable flag to any Packer command.
  • All strings in a template are now processed for variables/functions, so things like {{timestamp}} can be used everywhere. More features will be added in the future.
  • The amazon builders (all of them) can now have attributes of their resulting AMIs modified, such as access permissions and product codes.

IMPROVEMENTS:

  • builder/amazon/all: User data can be passed to start the instances. [GH-253]
  • provisioner/salt-masterless: local_state_tree is no longer required, allowing you to use shell provisioner (or others) to bring this down. [GH-269]

BUG FIXES:

  • builder/amazon/ebs,instance: Retry deleing security group a few times. [GH-278]
  • builder/vmware: Workstation works on Windows XP now. [GH-238]
  • builder/vmware: Look for files on Windows in multiple locations using multiple environmental variables. [GH-263]
  • provisioner/salt-masterless: states aren't deleted after the run anymore. [GH-265]
  • provisioner/salt-masterless: error if any commands exit with a non-zero exit status. [GH-266]

0.2.3 (August 7, 2013)

IMPROVEMENTS:

  • builder/amazon/all: Added Amazon AMI tag support. [GH-233]

BUG FIXES:

  • core: Absolute/relative filepaths on Windows now work for iso_url and other settings. [GH-240]
  • builder/amazon/all: instance info is refreshed while waiting for SSH, allowing Packer to see updated IP/DNS info. [GH-243]

0.2.2 (August 1, 2013)

FEATURES:

  • New builder: amazon-chroot can create EBS-backed AMIs without launching a new EC2 instance. This can shave minutes off of the AMI creation process. See the docs for more info.
  • New provisioner: salt-masterless will provision the node using Salt without a master.
  • The vmware builder now works with Workstation 9 on Windows. [GH-222]
  • The vmware builder now works with Player 5 on Linux. [GH-190]

IMPROVEMENTS:

  • core: Colors won't be outputted on Windows unless in Cygwin.
  • builder/amazon/all: Added iam_instance_profile to launch the source image with a given IAM profile. [GH-226]

BUG FIXES:

  • builder/virtualbox,vmware: relative paths work properly as URL configurations. [GH-215]
  • builder/virtualbox,vmware: fix race condition in deleting the output directory on Windows by retrying.

0.2.1 (July 26, 2013)

FEATURES:

  • New builder: amazon-instance can create instance-storage backed AMIs.
  • VMware builder now works with Workstation 9 on Linux.

IMPROVEMENTS:

  • builder/amazon/all: Ctrl-C while waiting for state change works
  • builder/amazon/ebs: Can now launch instances into a VPC for added protection. [GH-210]
  • builder/virtualbox,vmware: Add backspace, delete, and F1-F12 keys to the boot command.
  • builder/virtualbox: massive performance improvements with big ISO files because an expensive copy is avoided. [GH-202]
  • builder/vmware: CD is removed prior to exporting final machine. [GH-198]

BUG FIXES:

  • builder/amazon/all: Gracefully handle when AMI appears to not exist while AWS state is propagating. [GH-207]
  • builder/virtualbox: Trim carriage returns for Windows to properly detect VM state on Windows. [GH-218]
  • core: build names no longer cause invalid config errors. [GH-197]
  • command/build: If any builds fail, exit with non-zero exit status.
  • communicator/ssh: SCP exit codes are tested and errors are reported. [GH-195]
  • communicator/ssh: Properly change slash direction for Windows hosts. [GH-218]

0.2.0 (July 16, 2013)

BACKWARDS INCOMPATIBILITIES:

  • "iso_md5" in the virtualbox and vmware builders is replaced with "iso_checksum" and "iso_checksum_type" (with the latter set to "md5"). See the announce below on packer fix to automatically fix your templates.

FEATURES:

  • NEW COMMAND: packer fix will attempt to fix templates from older versions of Packer that are now broken due to backwards incompatibilities. This command will fix the backwards incompatibilities introduced in this version.
  • Amazon EBS builder can now optionally use a pre-made security group instead of randomly generating one.
  • DigitalOcean API key and client IDs can now be passed in as environmental variables. See the documentation for more details.
  • VirtualBox and VMware can now have floppy_files specified to attach floppy disks when booting. This allows for unattended Windows installs.
  • packer build has a new -force flag that forces the removal of existing artifacts if they exist. [GH-173]
  • You can now log to a file (instead of just stderr) by setting the PACKER_LOG_FILE environmental variable. [GH-168]
  • Checksums other than MD5 can now be used. SHA1 and SHA256 can also be used. See the documentation on iso_checksum_type for more info. [GH-175]

IMPROVEMENTS:

  • core: invalid keys in configuration are now considered validation errors. [GH-104]
  • core: all builders now share a common SSH connection core, improving SSH reliability over all the builders.
  • amazon-ebs: Credentials will come from IAM role if available. [GH-160]
  • amazon-ebs: Verify the source AMI is EBS-backed before launching. [GH-169]
  • shell provisioner: the build name and builder type are available in the PACKER_BUILD_NAME and PACKER_BUILDER_TYPE env vars by default, respectively. [GH-154]
  • vmware: error if shutdown command has non-zero exit status.

BUG FIXES:

  • core: UI messages are now properly prefixed with spaces again.
  • core: If SSH connection ends, re-connection attempts will take place. [GH-152]
  • virtualbox: "paused" doesn't mean the VM is stopped, improving shutdown detection.
  • vmware: error if guest IP could not be detected. [GH-189]

0.1.5 (July 7, 2013)

FEATURES:

  • "file" uploader will upload files from the machine running Packer to the remote machine.
  • VirtualBox guest additions URL and checksum can now be specified, allowing the VirtualBox builder to have the ability to be used completely offline.

IMPROVEMENTS:

  • core: If SCP is not available, a more descriptive error message is shown telling the user. [GH-127]
  • shell: Scripts are now executed by default according to their shebang, not with /bin/sh. [GH-105]
  • shell: You can specify what interpreter you want inline scripts to run with inline_shebang.
  • virtualbox: Delete the packer-made SSH port forwarding prior to exporting the VM.

BUG FIXES:

  • core: Non-200 response codes on downloads now show proper errors. [GH-141]
  • amazon-ebs: SSH handshake is retried. [GH-130]
  • vagrant: The BuildName template property works properly in the output path.
  • vagrant: Properly configure the provider-specific post-processors so things like vagrantfile_template work. [GH-129]
  • vagrant: Close filehandles when copying files so Windows can rename files. [GH-100]

0.1.4 (July 2, 2013)

FEATURES:

  • virtualbox: Can now be built headless with the "Headless" option. [GH-99]
  • virtualbox: and codes for waiting 5 and 10 seconds during the boot sequence, respectively. [GH-97]
  • vmware: Can now be built headless with the "Headless" option. [GH-99]
  • vmware: and codes for waiting 5 and 10 seconds during the boot sequence, respectively. [GH-97]
  • vmware: Disks are defragmented and compacted at the end of the build. This can be disabled using "skip_compaction"

IMPROVEMENTS:

  • core: Template syntax errors now show line and character number. [GH-56]
  • amazon-ebs: Access key and secret access key default to environmental variables. [GH-40]
  • virtualbox: Send password for keyboard-interactive auth. [GH-121]
  • vmware: Send password for keyboard-interactive auth. [GH-121]

BUG FIXES:

  • vmware: Wait until shut down cleans up properly to avoid corrupt disk files. [GH-111]

0.1.3 (July 1, 2013)

FEATURES:

  • The VMware builder can now upload the VMware tools for you into the VM. This is opt-in, you must specify the tools_upload_flavor option. See the website for more documentation.

IMPROVEMENTS:

  • digitalocean: Errors contain human-friendly error messages. [GH-85]

BUG FIXES:

  • core: More plugin server fixes that avoid hangs on OS X 10.7. [GH-87]
  • vagrant: AWS boxes will keep the AMI artifact around. [GH-55]
  • virtualbox: More robust version parsing for uploading guest additions. [GH-69]
  • virtualbox: Output dir and VM name defaults depend on build name, avoiding collisions. [GH-91]
  • vmware: Output dir and VM name defaults depend on build name, avoiding collisions. [GH-91]

0.1.2 (June 29, 2013)

IMPROVEMENTS:

  • core: Template doesn't validate if there are no builders.
  • vmware: Delete any VMware files in the VM that aren't necessary for it to function.

BUG FIXES:

  • core: Plugin servers consider a port in use if there is any error listening to it. This fixes I18n issues and Windows. [GH-58]
  • amazon-ebs: Sleep between checking instance state to avoid RequestLimitExceeded. [GH-50]
  • vagrant: Rename VirtualBox ovf to "box.ovf" [GH-64]
  • vagrant: VMware boxes have the correct provider type.
  • vmware: Properly populate files in artifact so that the Vagrant post-processor works. [GH-63]

0.1.1 (June 28, 2013)

BUG FIXES:

  • core: plugins listen explicitly on 127.0.0.1, fixing odd hangs. [GH-37]
  • core: fix race condition on verifying checksum of large ISOs which could cause panics. [GH-52]
  • virtualbox: boot_wait defaults to "10s" rather than 0. [GH-44]
  • virtualbox: if http_port_min and max are the same, it will no longer panic. [GH-53]
  • vmware: boot_wait defaults to "10s" rather than 0. [GH-44]
  • vmware: if http_port_min and max are the same, it will no longer panic. [GH-53]

0.1.0 (June 28, 2013)

  • Initial release