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

From: Dimitris Zilaskos <>
Date: Tue 10 Jan 2006 - 19:35:37 GMT
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On Tue, 10 Jan 2006, Herbert Poetzl wrote:

> 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 ...

         Unfortunately I would like to avoid that:/ . I just want them to
be able to query the rpm database. I would like to stick with package
management from the host since it is a life saver.

         Cheers ,

Dimitris Zilaskos
Department of Physics @ Aristotle University of Thessaloniki , Greece
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