VM images for FreeBSD
yerenkow at gmail.com
Tue Dec 20 23:52:41 UTC 2011
2011/12/21 Baptiste Daroussin <bapt at freebsd.org>
> On Mon, Dec 19, 2011 at 10:31:51PM +0200, Alexander Yerenkow wrote:
> > 2011/12/19 Adrian Chadd <adrian at freebsd.org>
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > Hm, so this lets us create a virtualbox image from what, a set of
> > > install tarballs? Or /usr/src build?
> > >
> > > I'm using cross-build and installation from sources dir (which is after
> > that got svn-up'ed and all goes again).
> > It shouldn't be complex to install to image from installation media
> > tarballs, but mine main idea is to have rolling image for making some
> > automated tests.
> > Currently I'm establishing building and providing images scheme, will do
> > images with KMS+small graphical programs, with qt+unstable KDE, and
> > probably with BHyVe. I think that's most useful setups currently. And
> > some image for benchmarking :)
> FYI I have been working on a ova file generator for the release, I manage
> create ova images that do work on VirtualBox without problems, there are
> some problems with vmware for now, the goal is to have a standard vm ready
> (ova is standard) that would work on every system that do support it.
This is good :)
Do you have some scripts left?
> the image can be easily created from the release.
Well, I'm trying to build custom images, like rolling from svn [+ patches]
[+ packages] [+ some initial config].
A way for building images from release I think can be taken from PC-BSD,
they distribute upcoming 9 in VM formats too.
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