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Re: Debian Repository Question

The standard way to create OpenVZ template in debian is use debootstrap[1]

If you run other tools such like EZ-Templates, As you said, some package
maybe missing when you create template because the offical debian
sources maybe changed in days. I guess you are looking for something
like snapshot.debian.org. It keeps all package in old days for you. Any
way, I think the method in [1] is better for security reason.

[1] http://wiki.openvz.org/Debian_template_creation

Andrei Popescu wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 13, 2008 at 05:12:16PM +0100, gooldi wrote:
>> This is my first time asking stuff on a mailinglist and I am amazed at the 
>> speed of the replies :) thanks!
> With so many subscribers ... ;)
>> We are using OpenVZ for virtualization which uses EZ-Templates to create 
>> OS-Template-Caches (ie Debian). These templates are metapackages which 
>> depend on packages in the official repositories. Our customers have the 
>> problem, when migrating their system and rebuilding the template-cache that 
>> it doesn't work when the packages aren't in the repo anymore.
>> The easiest solution to the problem is updating the EZ-templates.
> [Disclaimer: I am not a Debian Developer and never built a package]
> I think you need to define your dependencies like "package >= 1.2.3" and 
> not "package = 1.2.3", this would make your metapackages more flexible, 
> if this is what you want to achieve. I also think your question is 
> better suited on the 'mentors' mailing lists, which deals with packaging 
> questions, but please provide more and specific details.
> Regards,
> Andrei

Best Regards,
 Ding Honghui

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