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Re: [libvirt] [TCK] [PATCH] Switch to installation of FC14 image and other fixes



On Mon, May 09, 2011 at 04:49:48PM -0400, Stefan Berger wrote:
> On 05/09/2011 05:26 AM, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
> >On Fri, May 06, 2011 at 10:39:52AM -0400, Stefan Berger wrote:
> >>This patch fixes the creation of VM images. Previously, FC12 images were
> >>created but the files necessary for FC12 image creation are no longer
> >>available in the public repositories. This patch now switches it to
> >>create FC14 images. To get such a new image one may want to remove all
> >>content in /var/cache/libvirt-tck. I takes a long time for the image to
> >>install, though.
> >We can probably do a little refactoring to use the libguestfs
> >appliance image soon, which will make things simpler...
> 
> You say 'soon' -- is it not possible to do, yet ?
> 
> >>The new FC14 image takes a lot longer to boot. Rather than waiting a
> >>fixed timeout during which the VM presumably has booted it is now
> >>waiting for the VM to become pingable and then starts the actual tests.
> >...and libguestfs can boot in a couple of seconds.
> I looked at the contents of the .img files with libguestfs-1.8.6-1.
> I am missing an ssh daemon. Is that one supposed to be installed
> upon the first image start?

There isn't an ssh daemon in the standard libguestfs appliance -- it's
not needed.

You might want to just use febootstrap directly.  It's really very
practical and easy to build a custom image, and doing it this way
means you're not depending on the internals of libguestfs.
febootstrap 3.x also has the advantage that it works on Debian/Ubuntu
too (building Debian/Ubuntu images).  This is a good place to start:

http://libguestfs.org/febootstrap.8.html

and then have a look in the appliance/ directory in libguestfs source.

Rich.

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