Re: [vserver] context option

From: Herbert Poetzl <>
Date: Sat 14 Nov 2009 - 16:33:35 GMT
Message-ID: <>

On Fri, Nov 13, 2009 at 03:23:45PM -0100, wrote:
> What is the latest Fedora Core distribution I can build for
> the guest using yum method?

> vserver build -m yum --context 42 --interface
> -- -d f10 returns cannot find distribution error message?

you sure your util-vserver is recent enough?
(i.e. check with 'vserver-info - SYSINFO')

> Can I build fedora core 10 using other methods except for yum
> (like debootstrap) or template?

sure, but I doubt anybody has created a
debootstrap archive for f10 (yet), rpm and
template, as well as rsync or clone should
work fine ...

> Also does --context option specifies minimum number of packages
> and what does 42 stand for in this case?

nope, the context is the unique identifier
for a guest, i.e. a number between 2 and
49151 (or 65535) which uniquely identifies
the guest for all kernel related actions

> I left out this option building centos5 system (same as above
> but it worked fine unlike fc10) but I had no outside internet
> connection.

you can omit that option, in which case
util-vserver will choose a host local unique
number for you

> I could only connect to local network machines, and I coudn't
> find /etc/resolv.conf file either?

again, sure your util-vserver is recent enough?

> Does leaving out --context 42 option has to do anything with this?

very unlikely, see above ...

> Anyone?


> Dzenan
Received on Sat Nov 14 16:33:47 2009

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