Re: [vserver] is default squeeze kernel and util-vserver ok?

From: Eugen Leitl <>
Date: Sun 15 May 2011 - 12:32:34 BST
Message-ID: <>

On Sat, May 14, 2011 at 08:14:34PM +0100, Ben Green wrote:
> Quoting "Eugen Leitl" <>:
>> I'm having strange problems with
>> E.g. util-vserver-basic-debian seems to be no longer there
>> (but I can see it on another machine?! is that an i386/amd64 problem?).
>> How braindead are the current official squeeze kernels?
>> Can they be used in production or is there show-stopping
>> brokenness?
> I'm no longer supporting utils-vserver-basic-debian. I only used it one
> production environment. There's util-vserver now though (much more
> up-to-date that the Debian one). Getting from utils-vserver-basic-debian
> to util-vserver is not pleasant, but if you are conversant with the way
> vserver works you'll be fine. You'll need to completely remove
> utils-vserver-basic-debian from your system, then I'd advise creating the
> symlink of your choice as /etc/vservers/.defaults/vdirbase as it will get
> removed. There were a few other hiccups but it should be fine.
> There's no newvserver nor the other Debian tools in the
> packages, you'll need install and use util-vserver-build and use it with
> "vserver build ..." to get any new guests built.


vserver v35 build --force -n v35 --hostname --context 35 --interface eth0: -m debootstrap -- -d squeeze
Could not find local version of 'debootstrap'; downloading it from
2011-05-15 13:28:39 ERROR 404: Not Found.
ERROR: Could not download the debootstrap package from

Usually, this means that Debian released a new version which is unknown
to util-vserver and removed the known ones. To fix this, go to

(or a nearby mirror) and search the URL for the most recent *.deb
package matching your platform. Then, put this URL into


and retry the vserver-build command again.

> The Squeeze kernels from Debians own repository look good and the utils
> look pretty good, though I'm using the 2.6.36
> (linux-image-vserver-2.6.36-beng) as the whole cgroups thing is more
> mature there, and the newer util-vserver has many many bug fixes and the
> like. Using cgroups for memory limiting has made things excruciatingly
> stable, and I might actually get a holiday soon :)
> Cheers,
> ==
> From Ben Green

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