Re: [vserver] vServer Build mysteriously cleaning up existing runlevel (method "template")

From: Herbert Poetzl <>
Date: Wed 18 Sep 2013 - 21:40:00 BST
Message-ID: <>

On Wed, Sep 18, 2013 at 09:08:18PM +0200, Lars Bruer wrote:
> Thanks to the both of you Daniel and Herbert.

> Not specifying -d debian makes sense.

> Herbert: There is actually no debian directory in
> /etc/vservers/.distributions/ and .common has no
> scripts.

The defaults are in /usr/lib*/util-vserver/distributions/
but they can be overridden with the given config pathes.

> Do you mean to override the default post-install
> scripts by simply setting up a debian directory?

For example, or as Daniel suggested, just leave out the
distro (-d) part if you do not need any distro specific
scripts to be executed after unpacking the tar.


> Best regards,
> Lars

> On 18.09.2013 20:44, Daniel Hokka Zakrisson wrote:
>> Hi,

>> Lars Bruer wrote:
>>> Hello,

>>> we roll out some vServers with the vserver build template
>>> function:

>>> vserver <name> build --context <num> --hostname <name>
>>> --interface <ip> \ -m template -- -t <tarball> -d debian

>> If you have a tarball that is configured the way you like
>> it, you shouldn't specify a distribution. That way, no post
>> install script will be run, and you are responsible for
>> running it before.

>> Best regards, Daniel

>>> The tarball contains an /etc/rc2.d directory with a few
>>> services preinstalled.

>>> vserver build uses the tarball leaving nothing but these two
>>> files in /etc/rc2.d:

>>> S01rsyslog -> ../init.d/rsyslog S03rc.local ->
>>> ../init.d/rc.local

>>> Why would vserver build clean up the runlevel and delete all
>>> other links? While all the preinstalled scripts have runlevel
>>> 2 set as "Default start" in the LSB header.

>>> I couldn't find an option to change this and I
>>> also didn't find something searching through
>>> /usr/lib/util-vserver/vserver-build*

>>> Any hints?

>>> Best regards

>>> Lars
Received on Wed Sep 18 21:40:19 2013

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