Re: diskless package issues...
On Mon, 01 Jul 2002 19:32:47 -0400
Adam C Powell IV <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I have three questions. First, when I chroot to
> /var/lib/diskless/default/root and install new packages, /etc and /var
> updates don't propagate to the host /etc and /var directories. Are
> there plans to make this work -- for example, to have a
> "diskless-update" script to update all of those dirs?
I think that would be very difficult to implement, considering that
the differences on each individual clients would be
pretty difficult to track, to say the least.
> Second, woody seems to have a new way of installing base using packages
> in basedebs.tar instead of base.tgz. Are there plans to update diskless
> accordingly, e.g. using dpkg --install --root?
diskless-createbasetgz exists for creating base.tgz.
It should be possible to run debootstrap on each run to
However, requiring diskless-createbasetgz to be called once,
and using the resultant base.tgz is faster than requiring
debootstrap to be ran on each time.
> Third, is there a way to make the console work so users can log in
> there? I always get something like "id 1 respawning too fast, disabling
> for 5 minutes".
Init is in /sbin/init, AFAIK, and it is a shell script installed by
You may want to read it to see what might be causing it...
and yes, it should probably be respawning too fast by the look of it.
I haven't had much time to work with this package recently, and help would be
Junichi Uekawa, email@example.com
Grid Computing Group, Intelligent Systems Design Laboratory,
Dept. of Knowledge Engineering and Computer Science, Doshisha University
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