[CentOS] Building a C5 chroot on a C6 machine

Fri Dec 14 18:46:58 UTC 2012
Stephen Harris <lists at spuddy.org>

On Fri, Dec 14, 2012 at 12:38:18PM -0600, Les Mikesell wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 14, 2012 at 12:32 PM, Stephen Harris <lists at spuddy.org> wrote:
> > I'm trying to do something slightly silly; rather than having a C5 machine
> > and a C6 machine around for compiling and testing, I want to create a C5
> > chroot area.  Something similar to "mock" but using lvm snapshots and some
> > local config specific stuff.
> >
> > (Potentially even using Linux Containers to enter the chroot environment).
> Even if it is possible to get everything right that way, is it really
> worth the trouble compared to a VM?

Yes.  I have use cases and constraints that aren't relevant to the
technical problem but impact the overall problem.  Additional VMs are
highly non-optimal.