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[Freedombox-discuss] status of lxc in debian wheezy (was: Re: jails in Debian?)

On Thu, 2013-02-07 at 23:23 +0000, Wookey wrote:
> +++ Wookey [2013-02-04 17:50 +0000]:
> > +++ Rob van der Hoeven [2013-02-04 16:56 +0100]:
> > 
> > > I think most Debian users want Debian LXC containers. This is not
> > > possible in the upcoming Wheezy release. So yes, i think this bug
> > > severely cripples LXC. Already contacted its maintainer about this, but
> > > i had the impression that he had tried but could do nothing about the
> > > situation. Also put a request on the release mailing list to temporarily
> > > un-freeze LXC so the fix could be in Wheezy (Got no reply there).   
> > 
> > OK. I suspect the problem is that a) this bug did not have a
> > high-enough priority when filed so its seriousness was not
> > appreciated, and the fix for it is mixed in with a lot of other fixes,
> > A fix for the version in wheezy for _just_ this issue so that lxc
> > becomes usuable would be a very good thing. 
> > 
> > I've asked on the release list whether a) they agree that this is
> > Release-Critical and b) whether an upload would be allowed if it fixed
> > _only_ this issue.
> OK, the release team response was to raise this to 'important' and ask
> for a patch and an upload to testing-proposed-updates:

Great news, lets fix this! 

> So, is anyone volunteering to patch the version in wheezy with just
> the fixes needed? It doesn't look difficult, but would be much better
> done by someone at least vaguely familiar with the package and able to
> test it. I'm happy to help with the actual upload/debian
> infrastructure part, but I never even ran lxc before this thread so am
> not well-placed to fix it.

I'm not familiar with the patching process so i can not do this. I will
be happy to help with the testing part if needed. 


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