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Downloadable chroots for Debian, Ubuntu, and Fedora Core

Posted by loic on Mon 5 Nov 2007 at 10:11

I'm a frequent user of vserver and I like to create fresh installations as quickly as I can, for packaging or test purposes mostly. Unfortunately there aren't many current images available for download. So I made my own.

I've found a small number of vserver images available for download, unfortunately they tend to be obsolete or impractical to use compared to the standard debootstrap method.

I also like to have a repository of chroots available via rsync and so I've made them available at:

rsync rsync://packaging-farm.dachary.org/packaging-farm/

(That link can be found in the vserver downloads section.)

The rsync server contains the following distributions:

  • Debian etch, lenny, unstable, dapper, edgy, feisty, gutsy
  • Fedora fc5, fc6 and f7

I update them from time to time (typically once a month) and they have been around for over two years now. The area in which these chroot are most usefull to me is for building packages. I've started to use them recently to create tests for sysadmin shell scripts: it is run in a chroot that is reset with "rsync --delete" before and after running.

I initialy thought that the lack of virgin chroot on the net was because my use case was wrong. I expected to hear from friends that there is a much better way to handle packaging and tests. After two years I'm still happy with my chroot collection and decided to share them with a broader audience.

 

 


Re: Downloadable chroots for Debian, Ubuntu, and Fedora Core
Posted by Anonymous (212.126.xx.xx) on Tue 6 Nov 2007 at 15:43
Debian etch, lenny, unstable, dapper, edgy, feisty, gutsy?

Hello?? dapper, edgy, feisty, gutsy is not debian, it's ubuntu. And way better than that debian-thing...

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Re: Downloadable chroots for Debian, Ubuntu, and Fedora Core
Posted by Anonymous (80.128.xx.xx) on Tue 6 Nov 2007 at 16:41
So quit complaining if its better! but why do you read this site if you obviously use ubuntu?
(I guess he mentioned it because many people (including me) use debian on servers and ubuntu flavours at (work) dekstops and many hints on this site aply also for ubuntu)

-Toby

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Re: Downloadable chroots for Debian, Ubuntu, and Fedora Core
Posted by Anonymous (86.11.xx.xx) on Sat 10 Nov 2007 at 08:20

"it's ubuntu. And way better than that debian-thing..."

I know I shouldn't feed the trolls, but it's worth mentioning that Ubuntu itself is somewhat more gracious about its Debian foundations.

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Re: Downloadable chroots for Debian, Ubuntu, and Fedora Core
Posted by johnhalton (86.11.xx.xx) on Sat 10 Nov 2007 at 08:22
Sorry, that was me, didn't notice the login had failed. :-)

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Re: Downloadable chroots for Debian, Ubuntu, and Fedora Core
Posted by sneex (63.139.xx.xx) on Tue 20 Nov 2007 at 21:35
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I, for one, am glad Debian has had the staying power to
give birth to other Debian spin-offs =)

-Sx-
http://youve-reached-the.endoftheinternet.org/

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