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Re: Debian and our frenemies of containers and userland repos


Quoting Nicholas D Steeves (2019-10-05 18:41:55)
> Bernd Zeimetz <bernd@bzed.de> writes:
> > On 10/5/19 3:31 AM, Paul Wise wrote:
> >> On Fri, Oct 4, 2019 at 10:49 PM Enrico Weigelt wrote:
> >>> On 24.07.19 08:17, Marc Haber wrote:
> >>>> Do we have a build technology that uses containers instead of chroots
> >>>> yet?
> AFAIK sbuild has had this support for a while with --chroot-mode
> autopkgtest, --autopkgtest-virt-server (lxc, lxd, or qemu), and
> --autopkgtest-virt-server-opts='name of container goes here' will also
> do the trick; however, it's still marked experimental.
>   https://manpages.debian.org/unstable/sbuild/sbuild.1.en.html
> Yes, I also find it strange that one has to use arguments named
> "autopkgtest" to build on LXC, but that seems to be what the fine manual
> indicates how it works.

I also have no problem adding a docker backend to sbuild. There is a bug but
since I don't use docker I cannot test it. If anybody else would like to use
sbuild with docker you can help refine an existing proof-of-concept patch here:



cheers, josch

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