Monday, July 25, 2011

Updated AWS tools PPA for Ubuntu

I thought I would post a quick entry to spread the word about a ppa I've been maintaining with up to date versions of some of the AWS tools. It is named simply awstools. You can find it here.

Right now the ppa has the following packages:
  • ec2-api-tools : Amazon's EC2 command line tools
  • ec2-ami-tools : Amazon's EC2 AMI tools (rebundling and uploading images)
  • iamcli : Identity Access Management (IAM) Command Line Toolkit
  • rdscli : Command Line Toolkit for the Amazon Relational Database Service

To add this repository its as easy as:

$ sudo apt-add-repository ppa:awstools-dev/awstools
$ sudo apt-get update

Then, to install the newest available version of ec2-api-tools, do:

$ sudo apt-get install ec2-api-tools

I hope hope that is helpful.


  1. Have you considered updating with recent releases of the tools?

  2. That would be nice! Please!!