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Re: Servers inside the chroot

On 7/7/05, Zachary Rizer <zrizer@yahoo.com> wrote:
> Can you run a server process inside the 32bit chroot
> and access it from other machines?

Yes, you can. The chroot may have a different file system, but it sees
exactly the same network.

However, usually you don't have an init process running inside of the
chroot environment, so it is a bit difficult to "kick start" the
server. The best way is to write an init script for the normal system,
that calls chroot on the init script in the chroot system.

> I'd like to run the FreeNX server, but it won't work
> in amd64 "mode" because of a missing
> libstdc++-libc6.2-2.so.3, which is present in the
> sid-ia32 chroot.

Should work. But you have to make sure to mount /tmp within your
chroot (and maybe parts of /var ?), because X11 usually communicates
via named pipes on localhost.


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