poudriere zfs/zpool create question

James Griffin jmzgriffin at gmail.com
Wed Jan 29 16:42:52 UTC 2014

On 2014-01-29, Christopher J. Ruwe <cjr at cruwe.de> wrote:
> 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.
> 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.
> Cheers,

Hi, thanks for the info. I think I was overcomplicating the process.
I've got it all up and running now (I think - so far so good).


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