On Tue, Jan 10, 2006 at 09:35:37PM +0200, Dimitris Zilaskos wrote:
> 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
> >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.
hmm, well, I guess the only way to do that in a save manner
is to provide the information via some interface, e.g.
maybe use a web page for the queries or, if you think that
a read-only access is secure, mount the database into the
guest (but read-only)
> Cheers ,
> Dimitris Zilaskos
> Department of Physics @ Aristotle University of Thessaloniki , Greece
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