[CentOS-devel] Re: CentOS5 virtual machine image

Fri Jan 26 21:27:21 UTC 2007
Stephen John Smoogen <smooge at gmail.com>

On 1/26/07, Bernard Johnson
<bjohnson-dated-1169703224.9d1a0c at symetrix.com> wrote:
> Nils Toedtmann wrote:
> > I agree. But customization of C4 (and probably C3, too) to run smoothly
> > as a VM is a bit evil (i run a bunch of productive C4 DomUs, so walked
> > through that valley ...): glibc and db4 have to be patched/rebuilt
> > because of NPTL incompatibilities.
> I agree that C3 would be a problem - both guest and host.
> However, for C4 I have a "installer hack" that allows C4 to install
> under Xen (FC6 host) using virt-manager & kickstart.  When it's
> finished, the only package that is modified is the kernel (to provide a
> domU image).
> Perhaps your VM is the issue with tls.  Once I started using a recent
> enough host (FC6) and a recent enough guest (C4), all my tls problems
> disappeared.  Even SELinux, which was always problematic for me under
> UML, seems to be working smoothly now.
> If someone wants a Xen C4 guest image, let me know, it only takes a few
> minutes to create.

If the press-briefs are to be believed.. RHEL-4.5.x should have Xen
kernels.. which would help this starting out for that level..

As a hear and now.. vmware-player images of Centos-2.1/3.8/4.4 could be made.

Stephen J Smoogen. -- CSIRT/Linux System Administrator
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