Re: [vserver] Running Linux Vserver on Wheezy Host and Guests

From: Andrew Ruthven <>
Date: Thu 08 Aug 2013 - 21:59:55 BST
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You might be getting bitten by . I've created
my own initscripts package which I install from my own Debian repo.

I'm not running a GUI inside my vservers, so the above bug may not be

For the missing build script you need to install the util-vserver-build


On Thu, 2013-08-08 at 15:44 -0400, wrote:
> Hi All:
> I am trying to get Linux Vserver guests to run on a Wheezy host. In
> summary, I get errors when trying to install a desktop (have tried
> gnome-core & lxde). Have gotten same results trying patching kernel
> and compiling util-vserver by hand, and using code from
> FYI - incidentally, I may be mistaken, but the util-vserver I have
> tried from repo.sand seems to be missing the vserver-build scripts so
> I've used the "compile by hand" approach. Each attempt has been made
> on a fresh install of Debian Wheezy on the host.
> Please note, I can set up a guest, enter, ping google, install ssh,
> but as soon as I try to install a GUI, get things like the error's
> shown below (and get these consistently on different test machines).
> Suspect this has to do with headers and/or hardware...but after I
> attempt GUI install, it seems to break dpkg and I can't do additional
> installs.
> Q: I'm given to understand this is "doable", but is anyone running
> Wheezy guests on a Wheezy host with GUI's installed on the guests?
> It's at that point I get stuck....suggestions on what to try here?
> Q: Is there some special Wheezy config I should use for containers
> (either that I should use when setting up host and/or when using
> debootstrap for guest)
> Q: How to trouble shoot this? I've done some googling on the errors
> but am not sure this will help...suspect it's a more fundamental issue
> with Debian Wheezy and containers
> Q: Should I switch away from Debian? What Linux distros might be
> good choices that support Vserver but represent "easy learning curve"?
> Any help appreciated! My sense is Vserver is still the best game in
> town, and are keen to get this working. Thx - senrabdet
> locale: Cannot set LC_ALL to default locale: No such file or directory
> insserv: Service mountkernfs has to be enabled to start service
> keyboard-setup
> insserv: exiting now!
> update-rc.d: error: insserv rejected the script header
> dpkg: error processing keyboard-configuration (--configure):
> subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit
> status 1
> dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of
> console-setup-linux:
> console-setup-linux depends on keyboard-configuration (= 1.88);
> however:
> Package keyboard-configuration is not configured yet.
> dpkg: error processing console-setup-linux (--configure):
> dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
> Setting up xkb-data (2.5.1-3) ...
> dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of console-setup:
> console-setup depends on console-setup-linux | console-setup-freebsd;
> however:
> Package console-setup-linux is not configured yet.
> Package console-setup-freebsd is not installed.
> console-setup depends on keyboard-configuration (= 1.88); however:
> Package keyboard-configuration is not configured yet.
> dpkg: error processing console-setup (--configure):
> dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
> Setting up libjasper1:i386 (1.900.1-13) ...
> Setting up libgdk-pixbuf2.0-common (2.26.1-1) ...

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