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Re: Bug#694025: Debian package of 'Oz' uploaded to mentors.debian.net



Den Thu, 16 Apr 2015 15:55:43 +0100
skrev Bug#694025: Debian package of 'Oz' uploaded to mentors.debian.net:

> On Thu, Apr 16, 2015 at 04:35:14PM +0200, Simon Josefsson wrote:
> > Hi.
> > 
> > I recently found myself setting up a libvirtd/KVM-based virtual
> > machine, and needed a way to build VM images from the command
> > line.  I searched around, and found the Oz project:
> > 
> > https://github.com/clalancette/oz/wiki
> > 
> > Testing Oz on a newly installed Jessie rc2 machine I found that it
> > seemed to work.  At least I was able to create VM images for Debian
> > Wheezy and Jessie easily.  Thus I decided to respin the old ITP for
> > Oz:
> > 
> > https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=694025
> > 
> > I have uploaded a package to mentors for easy review:
> > 
> > https://mentors.debian.net/package/oz
> > 
> > If you want to check out the Debian packaging you can get:
> > 
> > https://github.com/jas4711/oz-dpkg
> > 
> > With this, I'm asking for review/support/objections before uploading
> > this into Debian properly.
> 
> On sufficiently new Debian you can also do:
> 
>   $ virt-builder debian-7
> 
> (and no need for root privileges).

Thanks for the pointer.  Trying it out, it looks to me that they don't
offer the same functionality.  virt-builder downloads an image that
someone else prepared (not sure how?) and adapts it.  oz-install
creates a new image by booting a normal d-i ISO together with
preseeding. Is it possible to do that with virt-builder? For my
purposes, oz-install's approach is even better than virt-install's
approach of doing debootstrapping, since I want the full D-I
experience.  So these tools look complementary to me.

To reduce confusion, maybe a small discussion in the package
description or README.Debian is appropriate to explain the differences.

Btw, thanks for doing the Oz Debian packaging.  Was there any reason
it wasn't uploaded back then?

Thanks,
/Simon

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