This morning I read about the new Amazone Elastic Compute Cloud service. It's basically a cluster of Xen VPSes, done right.
At least that's what I thought until I actually tried to use it.
- Sign up for AWS
- Sign up for S3
- Create certs
- Download tools
- Export 3 EC2 environment variables
- Oh, hell. Tools are in java. Switch to windows box since I don't have the patience to figure out installing Java 1.5 on debian right now.
- Repeat steps 4-5
- Export JAVA_HOME
- Run ec2-describe-images
- Exception in thread "main" java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: com/amazon/aes/webservices/client/cmd/DescribeImages
Looks like I get to try to fix the classpath for them. How retro-cool can you get? It's just like 1999!
Bah. Next time, use Python, guys.
update:: Apparently they didn't even bother testing on windows and their script was just plain broken. Way to go.