[xen-tools] Re: Outstanding bugs/requests for 3.0?
neil at aldur.co.uk
Wed Nov 29 12:57:58 CET 2006
My main problem is with the hooks and roles system.
In my view hooks should restrict themselves to the absolute minimum
require to create a copy of the operating system that will boot
properly and is accessible without a console. It shouldn't have the
cf2engine installed by default for example.
Roles on the other hand are tailoring scripts to get the distribution
to do particular things.
It annoys the devil out of me that the hooks are run *again* on a tar
or disk image copy.
I also wonder whether the install/removal of packages in the hooks
could be generalised so that they end up being a set of
include/exclude options to debootstrap. Debootstrap does a good job of
stopping daemons starting and handling the fakechroot, and it seems to
make sense to leverage that rather than have to do it all again in
your own scripts.
For example, Ubuntu doesn't install cron as part of its install
routine. Hooking that without access to the debootstrap include
facility is a right royal pain.
FWIW I found both Ubuntu Dapper and Edgy to be annoyingly incomplete
as Xen domU servers. Etch on the other hand is sublime.
I haven't used the CVS version of the tools, so forgive me if some of
these concerns have already been addressed.
On 11/27/06, Steve Kemp <steve at steve.org.uk> wrote:
> I'm planning on making a 3.0 release towards the end of this week
> with the intention that this will be the version released with
> Debian's Etch release.
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