Re: Bug#645850: lxc package debconf templates
Daniel Baumann wrote:
> Justin B Rye wrote:
>> The package "linux-container" does not provide either one Linux
>> Container or many Linux Containers. It provides utilities for the LXC
> no, it applies the necessary modifications to a normal system in
> order to make that usable as a container for lxc, see README.Debian.
My apologies; I read the claim in the package synopsis that it
contains "userspace tools" and didn't think to fact-check it.
>> Are you unhappy with it because it sounds as if it's a variable being
>> set in the configuration file?
> yes, it sounds to me as if they would need to be specifically
> prepared (in the rootfs or in the config file) to be auto
>> If so, would "appropriately linked" or
>> something like that be better?
> it doesn't necessary need to be a sym- or hardlink, the config file
> can also be a copied. how about this:
> Please choose whether Linux Containers which have their
> configuration file copied or symlinked into the /etc/lxc/auto
> directory should
> be automatically started during system boot, and shut down on reboot or
> splitting into two sounded first a good idea, but makes things
> actually more complicated. what do you think?
I think we were close, and it's still worth a few more tries. Option
A, with a minimal change from my last version (probably not enough):
maybe just replacing "configured" with "set up" would make it sound
less like an "autoboot: yes" option:
_Description: Automatically start Linux Containers on boot?
Please choose whether appropriately set up Linux Containers should be
automatically started during system boot, and shut down on reboot or
To take advantage of this, copy or symlink their configuration files
into the /etc/lxc/auto directory.
Or switching to something a bit more syntactically heavy:
Please choose whether Linux Containers with appropriately arranged
configurations should be automatically started during system boot, and
shut down on reboot or halt.
Otherwise we're getting on for something like this:
Please choose whether Linux Containers configured in /etc/lxc/auto
should be automatically started during system boot, and shut down on
reboot or halt.
And yes, by this point it might be simpler to stick to the
JBR with qualifications in linguistics, experience as a Debian
sysadmin, and probably no clue about this particular package