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From: Martin List-Petersen (martin_at_list-petersen.dk)
Date: Fri 06 Jun 2003 - 22:47:45 BST

> > Unifying is for some people an issue, for others not.
> Absolutely. It's also a question for what they are using vserver. I use it
> to have dedicated servers, others use it to try new distributions...
> unifying doesn't make always sense.

Same here.

> > And if you don't
> > care about unifying to save space, the README.Debian of the Debian
> > packages is more than enough to get going there.
> The debian-newvserver.sh assumes that there is a good connection to
> the internet because it has to download the base packages at least once.
> I described this way too to install a reference-server. But when you want to
> install all vserver-clones with debian-newvserver.sh you always have to do
> it manually because the configuring will take interactive input.

I don't use the debian-newvserver.sh script at all. I used debootstrap
(installation alternative 2 in the README.Debian file) to create a
vserver template, which i tarred down. Installation is happening by
untarring that in an empty directory. Job done. If i wanted to upgrade
it to newer packages, i would have to untar that, chroot, run apt-get
update && apt-get upgrade and tar it down again. Issue solved.
> > The biggest problem is (just my 2 pence) getting started, how to run
> > what distro in the vserver and understanding the concept and the
> > limitations of vserver. Mostly i think we need a howto for each and
> > every distribution in general (on the host, but mostly on the vserver
> > side), because each distro has it's specialities.
> Ok. What we know for sure is that we need more detailed informations.


Martin List-Petersen
martin at list-petersen dot dk

May Euell Gibbons eat your only copy of the manual!

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