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Re: [Libguestfs] [PATCH] Make appliance-building work on systems with default library search paths differing from the appliance's

On Sun, Oct 24, 2010 at 01:06:51PM +0100, Nix wrote:
> On 24 Oct 2010, Richard W. M. Jones said:
> > This needs to be fixed in febootstrap.  I'll have a look at it
> > tomorrow.
> I thought so: this was a more a heads-up that the problem existed than a
> neat patch. A similar uname-inspecting trick followed by resetting
> LD_LIBRARY_PATH should work (though you shouldn't just terminate it with
> : as I did, as this means to search the current directory if
> LD_LIBRARY_PATH is unset. Something like
> ${LD_LIBRARY_PATH+:}${LD_LIBRARY_PATH:-} would be better.)

I filed a bug so we don't forget this:


> > Any reason not to be building with debootstrap + debirf on Debian?  It
> > produces a native Debian appliance, and modulo continual bugs in
> > debootstrap & debirf it does work.
> Firstly, I wanted to see if it worked :)
> Also, although I have a Debian system, my VM host is actually an LFS box
> running eglibc with Debian's patches applied. Like Debian, I happen to
> think that /lib is the right place for the machine's 'native bitness',
> and if you want a specific bitness (which you rarely do), you should
> look in /lib32 and /lib64 explicitly.
> Also also, the last time I ran debootstrap it chewed the line for hours
> (much longer than febootstrap) then failed to give me a working system
> at the end of it. At least I know febootstrap is a tested and working
> appliance-builder! ;} i.e., those continual bugs don't exist (at least
> not to such a degree) in febootstrap.

debootstrap & debirf does seem to suffer a lot of breakage ...


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