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Re: Partitioning disk

>>>>> "EB" == Ethan Benson <erbenson@alaska.net> writes:
    EB>  On Sat, Dec 02, 2000 at 08:17:23AM -0200, Christoph Simon
    EB> wrote:
    >>  Wouldn't it be nice to give it more use even today. Maybe
    >> someone can find a way to have the stable distribution in the
    >> main tree and the unstable in local. There seem to be many people
    >> using stable, but wishing to get also individual packets from
    >> unstable, not for testing purposes.  This might be a real
    >> challenge for the debian packaging system!
    EB>  not really, it is quite common for debian developers to have
    EB> either a stable or unstable system in a chroot, for example
    EB> developers who have moved to woody create a potato install in
    EB> /usr/local/potato.  when they need to compile a package for
    EB> potato (bug fix or security) they just mount
    EB> /usr/local/potato/proc and chroot in.  you can even have init
    EB> spawn a chrooted getty so you can `login' to potato. (actually
    EB> one of the newer Debian systems allows developers to ssh in to
    EB> either a potato or a woody system running on the same box.
    EB> (sharing only the same running kernel))
    EB> all you really have to do is untar base2_2.tgz, chroot in and
    EB> start out just like a fresh installed debian system. apt-get and
    EB> all work just fine.

Is there a HOWTO (or sth similar to one) explaining how to setup sth
like this ? I am not at all familiar with chroot (or chroot jails), but
the idea of having stable and unstable on the same machine is very

Any sources of information on how I could go about setting this up
starting from either an existing potato or woody system ?


Salman Ahmed
ssahmed AT pathcom DOT com

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