poudriere zfs/zpool create question

Christopher J. Ruwe cjr at cruwe.de
Wed Jan 29 16:28:29 UTC 2014

On Wed, 29 Jan 2014 15:51:49 +0000 (UTC)
James Griffin <jmzgriffin at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi
> I'm going to start using poudriere. I just wanted to check the step(s)
> required to create the zfs/zpool in order to use it.
> I'm using FreeBSD 10, default zfs layout/setup from installation. 
> I've read on a site that `zpool create ... ada0` to start? I just want
> to ask before I go ahead so I don't screw it up. I'm not familiar yet
> with zfs filesystem. There doesn't appear to be any clear guides
> available on setting up the zfs environment needed for poudriere; not
> that I could find anyway.
> Thanks for any info received. 
> Jamie.
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Assuming you are running 10.0-RELEASE on zfs and further assuming you
do not run multiple zpools, you already have your zpool set up.

You configure the $ZPOOL poudriere uses in
/usr/local/etc/poudriere.conf, which is extensively commented.

Then, poudriere jail -c <...> will create your zfs dataset for you. I
recommend to create datasets for packages like
zroot/poudriere/packages/10amd64, but this is not required.

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