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Ensure cache for release jobs is busted when builder image changes

What does this MR do?

  1. Deduplicate different ways of installing gems in the bundle - use prepare_bundle script everywhere
  2. Ensure the release jobs that use the same builder image busts its cache when the Ubuntu version of that builder image is changed.

Related issues

Closes #7827


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  • MR title and description are up to date, accurate, and descriptive.
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  • The manual Trigger:ee-package jobs have a green pipeline running against latest commit.
  • If config/software or config/patches directories are changed, make sure the build-package-on-all-os job within the Trigger:ee-package downstream pipeline succeeded.
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  • If CI configuration is changed, the branch must be pushed to to confirm regular branch builds aren't broken.

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  • Test plan indicating conditions for success has been posted and passes.
  • Documentation created/updated.
  • Tests added.
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  • Validate potential values for new configuration settings. Formats such as integer 10, duration 10s, URI scheme://user:passwd@host:port may require quotation or other special handling when rendered in a template and written to a configuration file.
Edited by Balasankar 'Balu' C

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