[PATCH 12/12] add a quick HOWTO for getting this branch working
sam at vilain.net
Tue May 2 04:52:37 CEST 2006
Holger Levsen wrote:
>Thanks for publishing your patches, could you also publish a complete branch
>somewhere? Maybe I missed where you stated against which fai version those
>patches should be applied.
They were against the svn head. I'm working on getting them on
>Also a changelog would be nice, atm you need to read all patches to see what
>Also, which is much more difficult to handle, some of your patches apply
>against fai, others against vserver :-(
The ones I posted to this list were against fai, the one on the savannah
page against util-vserver.
>One specific question: whats the difference between a vserver and childen ?
>Both are vserver-vms, but the latter is just copied ? (If thats the case, I
>think your approach is too limited.)
- VSHOST is the role that should get you a vserver kernel and
util-vserver and the ability to set up children
- VSCHILD is the role that you get for being a vserver guest
When installing a VSHOST, all the linked VSCHILD guests should be
installed at the same time.
>I dont think your approach of modifying vserver-build is necessary, I just
>build my vservers with vserver-build -m debootstrap and then exec into the
>vserver and run fai softupdate.
My major concern is making sure that a regular FAI build can be
prototyped using a vserver FAI build.
So, if you build the base system for one using task_extrbase and the
other using debootstrap, then you have lost some reproducibility.
However it is probably an academic concern, given that the tarball is
just the result of a debootstrap anyway.
One thing this approach does let you do easily is FAI install 32 bit
vservers on a 64 bit host system, using a 32-bit vserver with fai
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