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



What the difference between appliances built with febootstrap and raw
image, that could be built with debootstrap, and putting contents of
debootstrap directory to image?

On 23 May 2011 11:39, Richard W.M. Jones <rjones redhat com> wrote:
> 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.
>
> Rich.
>
> --
> 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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