On 06/27/2013 01:01 PM, Collins, Robert (HPCS) wrote:
Hey (and sorry about the top posting, Outlook - eesh.
Np. Unsolicited friendly suggestion - try thunderbird :)
- Yes, we looked at Oz, and its
a great tool for running installers, but that isn't what diskimage-builder does: we
Ok. (Now, I recall the proof-of-concept thread from openstack-dev, and the ensuing
So a typical debootstrap might take 10 to 15 minutes : we build an
equally vanilla image in 1-2 minutes. Oz has all the complexity of dealing with Windows
and other esoteric operating systems
Noted. 'debootstrap' reminds me of 'supermin' (similar for Fedora, written
by Rich. Jones)
"Supermin is a tool for building supermin appliances. These are tiny
appliances (similar to virtual machines), usually around 100KB in
size, which get fully instantiated on-the-fly in a fraction of a
second when you need to boot one of them."
I did a quick test previously:
From a quick 'grep' through d-i-b sources, I don't see
mention of 'supermin'. Maybe I
should read more.
we do Linux and only things that can run in a chroot : so a much
simpler and lighter weight tooling. Easy to debug (just drop into a shell), easy to
customise (write some shell in a well known environment).
Ok, I'm yet to try disk-image-biulder to understand how it creates things. I'm
diskimage-builder a spin on my F19 machine.
(I personally am not really keen on windows either :) )
Ah, right, I followed that thread but the content of your response slipped out my head.
Right, some merits/demerits of using installer-based (anaconda/kickstart) / upstream-base
Thanks for your response.