Re: [Vserver] vservers don't start after update to 2.01

From: Herbert Poetzl <>
Date: Wed 11 Jan 2006 - 15:28:12 GMT
Message-ID: <>

On Wed, Jan 11, 2006 at 04:03:58PM +0100, Jens Holze wrote:
> Hi!
> I updated VServer from 2.00 to 2.01 by patching a new
> and installing the utils (209) from self-build rpms on Fedora Core 4.

maybe the installation of your 'self built' utils is a
little incomplete ... I'd try with the source tar, and
after a proper configuration (to get your pathes right)
do the 'make install' and 'make install-distribution'

> Everything worked prior to that but since then I can't manage to start
> any debian-based Vservers. I thought something with the kernel went
> wrong so I build it anew but that didn't solve anything.
> When trying to start a vserver I get:
> // RTNETLINK answers: File exists

this means that the 'configured' IP(s) already exists,
maybe with a different netmask/prefix, check with
'ip addr ls' and remove the 'offending' IP(s)

> // save_ctxinfo: execv(): No such file or directory

this very much looks like the save_ctxinfo is failing
possible reasons could be:

 - /lib/util-vserver/save_ctxinfo (or wherever it is
   on your distro) is not executable or missing
 - /etc/vservers/.defaults/run.rev is not pointing
   to a valid directory to store the info
 - the directory /var/run/vservers.rev is not writeable
   or does not exist

> // An error occured while executing the vserver startup sequence; when
> // there are no other messages, it is very likely that the init-script
> // (/etc/init.d/rc 3) failed.
> //
> // Common causes are:
> // * /etc/rc.d/rc on Fedora Core 1 and RH9 fails always; the 'apt-rpm' build
> // method knows how to deal with this, but on existing installations,
> // appending 'true' to this file will help.
> //
> // Failed to start vserver 'debian_two'
> The common causes don't really help and I can't think of anything
> else. I even build an all new debian vserver but even this one doesn't
> boot. Other (Fedora-based) vservers do work perfectly. Any help would
> be greatly appreciated.

yes, well, to explain all kinds of errors in a tool
of this complexity is almost impossible ...


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