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Re: [Libguestfs] Fwd: Re: febootstrap in Debian

On Sat, May 21, 2011 at 10:17:18PM +0400, Nikita A Menkovich wrote:
> Maybe it will be better to create separate package, that will provides
> appliances.
> And this will provide OS appliance created right way for current OS.
> For Debian/Ubuntu - debootstra for example.
> So we will write script for current OS, and this won't be a hack

Such a package exists -- debirf on Debian.  Guido made a heroic effort
to port libguestfs to use debirf already.

The problem is that the debirf/debootstrap combination simply does not
work.  It was constantly full of bugs and does not work more often
than it does work.

It was because I constantly had to deal with these bugs that I removed
debirf support and replaced it with the cross-platform febootstrap 3.x
that we are using now.


Richard Jones, Virtualization Group, Red Hat http://people.redhat.com/~rjones
libguestfs lets you edit virtual machines.  Supports shell scripting,
bindings from many languages.  http://libguestfs.org

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