Re: [Vserver] possible for host and guest to share rpm database?

From: Herbert Poetzl <>
Date: Tue 10 Jan 2006 - 15:58:45 GMT
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On Tue, Jan 10, 2006 at 02:45:12AM +0200, Dimitris Zilaskos wrote:
> Hello ,
> I am using linux vserver with gentoo as host os and scientific linux
> guest os(RHEL compatible). I am managing the rpm packages from the
> host os with vapt-get and vyum. However there is a requirement on
> certain vservers that their users have to be able to execute rpm -qa
> and get a list of the installed rpms .Naturally right now the list is
> empty.

because the rpm database is kept external

> I would like to avoid having to maintain both an internal and
> external rpm database.

change to an internal rpm database ...

from the 'vserver --help':

    pkgmgmt externalize|internalize [-y]
        ... externalize or internalize the package-management for the
            given vserver. 'Externalize' means that package metadata
            and management tools (apt-get,rpm) are living in the host,
            while 'internalize' means that data and programs from the
            vserver will be used.

> Is it possible somehow for the vrpm from the host os and rpm from
> within the vserver to return the same list?

.. and maintain the guest (on the host) with
the internal database ...


> TIA,
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