Turns out this was two colliding issues. Firstly, something I copied without noticing deliberately removes all logs to save image space and that was confusing me. Then secondly, a rogue whitespace was halting the cloud-init script. Yay.
Tell a lie, I thought I saw the same behaviour with a simple echo command, but no... seems it's something in my script causing this, but I have no idea what. 🤔
Can someone with an AWS account humour me? Open Lightsail, create a new instance, Linux -> OS Only -> Debian 10.8, put anything in Launch Script (I used `echo "Hello World!"` just to have something) and start the instance. I'm seeing it hosed once cloud-init is done. Every. Time. I can't replicate it with an Ubuntu 20.04 LTS instance, that seems to behave. I have no idea what's causing this, because one of the things it seems to do is delete all the logs! 🙄
I don't quite know what to make of this. It's pathetic and terrifying at the same time.
Meanwhile, the other two... 🙄
Turns out this is a bad release of the amazon.aws collection - 4.1.0 is broken, you need to revert to 4.0.0 like this: https://github.com/codeenigma/ce-provision/pull/797/files
Anyone else using the #Ansible amazon.aws.aws_ec2 inventory plugin seeing it's returning duplicate hosts? We're seeing each instance appear twice in the host groups, once for the internal IP, and again for the external IP. It used to return one or the other depending on network context. Please RT!
Aww, this is sad - I remember him well, he always had a smile, encouraged live music, always time to chat, lovely chap. He also introduced us to the wines of Domaine de l'Aqueduc in Uzès.
For anyone interested in the resolution, I ended up doing this:
Thanks @mansr for pointing me in the right direction. This seems to work well, ideally I'd prefer not to have to reload services, but this is a solid solution. 🙂
Just booked a return from Nîmes to London on the train for the first week in July. €500 for one adult. That's choosing the cheapest tickets. No wonder people take cheap flights, but there's something very wrong when flying is *significantly* cheaper than the train. 😭 #toot
Worst thing is he's LITERALLY a nuclear physicist!! How can he not do the maths?? He EASILY spends €500 a month on fuel between he and his wife, he can lease a BRAND NEW Dacia Spring for €150 a month and halve his "fuel" bill (if he keeps one ICE car).
I can't even.
Why is it that all logic escapes people when something is "new", thus "scary". (Or politically charged.)
And he's been living next door to someone with an EV for the last 3 years, it's not like he has no reference.
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