Sven Kieske <S.Kieske at mittwald.de> writes: > Am 17.06.2014 19:31, schrieb lee: >> How about some sort of package management that lets you define and >> configure the VM? >> >> This is currently done from "the inside", i. e. when the VM is running, >> with whatever installer and package manager a distribution comes >> with. >> >> Why not do it from "the outside", i. e. before the VM even exists, >> creating it in the process? Define some sort of API so that the same >> "VM creator tool" could be used with different distributions. > > I believe you are talking about a bootstrapped minimal installation > and than managing this via a config management tool like puppet, chef > etc. ? No, I'm talking about an "installer" which can be used to create and to configure a VM image. The resulting VM image would have all needed packages installed and be fully configured. > Nevertheless I think this gets really off topic and out of scope. Does "provisioning VM images" not involve their creation? -- Knowledge is volatile and fluid. Software is power.