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Re: vmdebootstrap sprint report

On Tue, Nov 10, 2015 at 9:45 PM, Sam Hartman wrote:

> I'd really appreciate fewer [image build tools] rather than more tools.

This has been a topic of discussion since at least 2009 and probably
earlier. Since then the problem has gotten worse, not better. Of
course, it didn't help that the live-* packages were forced to use the
live-* namespace even though they can build more than just live
images, presumably people assumed they had to create more tools. More
recently there was a talk on this topic at DebConf15. Since DebConf it
has only gotten worse, there is live-build-ng and also Joey Hess'
propellor software gained the ability to create disk images.


I believe that due to the nature of image build tools, their number is
probably only ever going to grow, not shrink.



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