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NY3 Ubuntu 14 Missing Components

Make, Apache, PHP, MySQL, and the Ubuntu base install are missing on the NY3 droplets. Why can’t NY3 mirror what’s available on the other servers?? It makes support a nightmare. Thanks.


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Hi,

Perhaps if you explain the actual problem that you are facing, we might be able to help you.

The Ubuntu 14.04 base image is the same in all regions. It has never had a LAMP stack installed on it by default. When creating a new droplet, if you look in the “Applications” tab you will see a number of options to launch droplets with some software pre-installed including a LAMP on Ubuntu 14.04 image.

We try to keep the distro base images as close as possible to the upstream defaults. For instance, if you were to download an Ubuntu Server ISO and install it in a VM or on bare metal, neither Apache nor git will be preinstalled.

You might also be interested in the “metadata” service which allows users to provide scripts or cloud-config files that will be run on first boot to preconfigure your server:

Why would it be a nightmare? Install what you need when you get the droplet, whatever is installed already will get skipped. A base image really shouldn’t contain a LAMP environment.