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Re: Possible support for openvz also in the next version of stable

On Fri, 2012-01-27 at 18:23 +0100, Ola Lundqvist wrote:
> > My offer of help in setting up an OpenVZ APT repository still stands.
> I thank a lot for that offer. Where would we have that repository in that
> case? The openvz project have a (debarchiver based) repository at
> http://ftp.openvz.org/debian. It is only for etch but can easily be changed
> to include later versions. It was set up for how it was at the time when
> there were no Debian maintained kernels with openvz patches.
> The best (from an user trust point of view I guess) would be that we have
> the repository somewhere on the debian machines, but there is no problem to
> keep having a repository in the openvz ftp.

It probably could not be hosted by Debian, but as a DD you should be
able to allocate a domain under debian.net for this purpose.

> I have no problem to help you with the maintenance of such a
> repository (I guess).

I am only offering to help you and the OpenVZ project get started with
this.  If no-one is prepared to be a primary maintainer for such a
repository then this surely isn't going to work.

> The repository would most likely include the "alienized" rhel6 versions
> of the kernel. I guess such packages can not be included in the main
> repository. Or would that be an option?

No, they would not comply with Debian packaging policy or have security
support from Debian.


Ben Hutchings
If you seem to know what you are doing, you'll be given more to do.

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