9.0-RELEASE and jails

nano nanotek at bsdbox.co
Sun Jan 5 05:47:38 UTC 2014

On 5/01/2014 12:33 PM, Fbsd8 wrote:
> nano wrote:
>> My VPS runs 9.0-RELEASE, which is making jail setup difficult (for me).
>> I could only ezjail-admin install 8.4-RELEASE because I could not find
>> the 9.0-RELEASE base.txz anywhere. This made updating the basejail
>> nigh impossible because it was trying to update host kernel version
>> (9.0-RELEASE) when the jail world was 8.4-RELEASE. I thought I would
>> give qjail a try, but so far am unable to even install a basejail with
>> that utility.
>> I've only ever administered jails with ezjail, so am in need of some
>> help. What are my options to get a couple (up-to-date) jails setup on
>> this host? Thanks.
> Your host and jail have to be at same release level or you have problems
> like you are having.
> If you had read the qjail info you would have found that the current
> version only supports 9.1 and newer as its now converted to use
> jail.conf file.
> There is big differences between 8.4, 9.0, 9.1, 9.2 and 10.0 as the jail
> function is getting a lot of maintenance that is changing how it works.
> You will get the best results if your using 9.2 for both your host and
> jail.

Thanks, Fbsd8. I just upgraded my VPS to 9.2-RELEASE to save the hassle. 
I wanted to wait for FreeBSD 10 but at this rate I'll be waiting till 
the new fiscal year. Things are now running smoothly with ezjail anyway.

I installed qjail 2.2, it doesn't (I couldn't find) the ability to 
designate a particular release to install as you can with ezjail, so I 
couldn't even install 8.4 into the jails.


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