Hi everyone,

I'll get right into the point.

At the moment, the Puppet OpenStack modules don't have much
contributors which can help maintain the Ubuntu support.  We deploy on
CentOS (so we try to get all the fixes in that we can) and there is a
lot of activity from the TripleO team as well which does their
deployments on CentOS which means that the CentOS support is very
reliable and CI is always sought after.

However, starting a while back, we started seeing occasional failures
with Ubuntu deploys which lead us set the job to non-voting.  At the
moment, the Puppet integration jobs for Ubuntu are always failing
because of some Tempest issue.  This means that with every Puppet
change, we're wasting ~80 minutes of CI run time for a job that will
always fail.

We've had a lot of support from the packaging team at RDO (which are
used in Puppet deployments) and they run our integration before
promoting packages which makes it helpful in finding issues together.
However, we do not have that with Ubuntu neither has there been anyone
who is taking initiative to look and investigate those issues.

I understand that there are users out there who use Ubuntu with Puppet
OpenStack modules.  We need your help to come and try and clear those
issues out. We'd be more than happy to give assistance to lead you in
the right way to help fix those issues.

Unfortunately, if we don't have any folks stepping up to resolving
this, we'll be forced to drop all CI for Ubuntu and make a note to
users that Ubuntu is not fully tested and hope that as users run into
issues, they can contribute fixes back (or that someone can work on
getting Ubuntu gating working again).

Thanks for reading through this, I am quite sad that we'd have to drop
support for such a major operating system, but there's only so much we
can do with a much smaller team.

Thank you,
Mohammed

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