Re: debian ova instance generator
- Subject: Re: debian ova instance generator
- From: Lukas Anzinger <l.anzinger@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 6 Oct 2013 21:49:12 +0200
- To: heroxbd@xxxxxxxxxx
- Cc: debian-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
I've seen that you stop dbus via invoke-rc.d because it's started from its
There's a way to prevent the starting of services so you don't need to stop
it: Just install https://github.com/grml/grml-policyrcd into the chroot, it
will make "invoke-rc.d <foo> start" a NOP if run inside a chroot.
On Sun, Oct 6, 2013 at 3:54 PM, <heroxbd@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Dear fellows,
> This is a simple Makefile which generates ova of customized debian,
> inpired by an ova build script of sagemath, and a guide from
> It is a by-product of AireLinux, a customized Debian for
> It basically creates a hdd image with debian debootstrapped and
> additional packages installed, and then calls virtualbox to generate the
> ova from the hdd image.
> Why not automated d-i in a virtual machine(vm)? vm overhead can be
> avoided using kpartx and chroot, resulting in faster image
> build. Furthermore, commands in chroot can be controled from the
> building host (e.g. the file dependences by Makefile, while d-i has
> another command context inside virtual machine.
> Why not Debian Live? While strong in creating iso and squashfs
> automagically, it is not mature in creating a plain simple hdd image
> (not to mention a grub2 powered hdd image).
> Future versions are tracked in the repo.
> 1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_Virtualization_Format
> 2. http://trac.sagemath.org/ticket/11330
> 3. http://www.airelinux.org
> 4. http://live.debian.net
> 5. https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Creating_Arch_Linux_disk_image
> 6. https://sourceforge.net/p/aire/code/ci/master/tree/
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