Use vcsh when provisioning virtual environments
brian at microcomaustralia.com.au
Wed Feb 15 23:11:38 CET 2012
On 15 February 2012 21:30, Richard Hartmann
<richih.mailinglist at gmail.com> wrote:
> ... you shouldn't assume everyone knows all the tools you use ...
I thought this might have been the issue, not that I helped matters.
For the record, schroot is a much improved version of dchroot.
Everything knows what dchroot is, right :-)
More seriously, the description in the Debian package is far better
then what I could come up with myself:
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Description-en: Execute commands in a chroot environment
schroot allows users to execute commands or interactive shells in
different chroots. Any number of named chroots may be created, and
access permissions given to each, including root access for normal
users, on a per-user or per-group basis. Additionally, schroot can
switch to a different user in the chroot, using PAM for
authentication and authorisation. All operations are logged for
Several different types of chroot are supported, including normal
directories in the filesystem, and also block devices. Sessions,
persistent chroots created on the fly from files (tar with optional
compression and zip) and LVM snapshots are also supported.
schroot supports kernel personalities, allowing the programs run
inside the chroot to have a different personality. For example,
running 32-bit chroots on 64-bit systems, or even running binaries
from alternative operating systems such as SVR4 or Xenix.
schroot also integrates with sbuild, to allow building packages with
all supported chroot types, including session-managed chroot types
such as LVM snapshots.
schroot shares most of its options with dchroot, but offers vastly
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Not mentioned here is the support for union filesystems, which is also
Brian May <brian at microcomaustralia.com.au>
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