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new release of mach



Hey people,

With the new severn beta 3 out, I updated mach to work for this one as
well.  If someone could try it with fedora core 0.95 *as the host*, let
me know how it works out.

Release notes attached.

Thomas

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mach - make a chroot - RELEASE NOTES
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Announcing the release of mach 0.4.2 - "No More Betas"

WHAT IS IT
----------
mach allows you to set up clean roots from scratch for any distribution or 
distribution variation supported.

This clean build root can be used to run jailed services, create disk images,
or build clean packages.

mach can currently set up roots for the following distributions:
- Red Hat 7.0 (basic, updated, FreshRPMS)
- Red Hat 7.1 (basic, updated, FreshRPMS)
- Red Hat 7.2 (basic, updated, FreshRPMS, JPackage)
- Red Hat 7.3 (basic, updated, FreshRPMS, JPackage)
- Red Hat 8.0 (basic, updated, Fedora, JPackage, GStreamer, FreshRPMS)
- Red Hat 9   (basic, updated, Fedora, JPackage, GStreamer, FreshRPMS)
- Fedora Core 0.94 (basic, updated)
- Fedora Core 0.95 (basic, updated)
- SuSE 8.1/8.2
- Yellowdog Linux 2.3 (basic, updated, FreshRPMS)
- Yellowdog Linux 3.0 (basic, updated, FreshRPMS)
- Dave/Dina oven/fridge

Read the README included in the distribution for a better overview.

WHY WOULD YOU USE IT
--------------------
mach is helpful:
- to create minimal chroot environments to jail services in
- to create clean packages for distributions
- to catch spec file mistakes, missing buildrequires, and more

INFORMATION
-----------
mach's homepage is at http://thomas.apestaart.org/projects/mach/
mach is hosted on SourceForge; the project page is
http://www.sourceforge.net/projects/mach/

There is a mailing list for development and use of mach.  See
http://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/mach-devel

QUICKSTART
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a) On a Red Hat 9 system, install the mach rpm from
   http://thomas.apestaart.org/download/mach
b) su - mach
c) mach setup base
d) mach chroot
   poke around a bit in the fresh root
e) exit
f) mach rebuild http://ayo.freshrpms.net/redhat/9/i386/SRPMS.os/vorbis-tools-1.0-3.src.rpm

If all goes well, you'll get a nice freshly built vorbis-tools package.

Now go out, experiment and bug report !

BUGS
----
Please report all bugs to me at thomas (at) apestaart (dot) org.

Always state what platform you are running on, if it's a clean install or
somehow updated, how I can reproduce the bug, and output of a run of
the failed command with -d (debugging).

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