[Freedombox-discuss] Debian Wheezy, and LXC
johan at netsense.nl
Thu May 9 09:58:36 UTC 2013
Now that Debian Wheezy is officially out,I decided to give it a spin, and see if everything would work with FreeDomBox. I started out with LXC, as it seemed the logical choice to use with FreedomBox.
As I started with a netinstall CD, I got a whole bunch of packages that were not installed, amongst others curl, lxc, openssh-server, gcc and git.
Unfortunately, LXC still seems to have broken templates.
I still could not get
lxc-create -n myfirstcontainer -t debian
to actually get a debian wheezy container running with the official templates.
Errors I got during creation:
debconf: unable to initialize frontend:
debconf: (Can't locate Debconf/FrontEnd/.pm in @INC (@INC contains: /etc/perl /usr/local/lib/perl/5.14.2 /usr/local/share/perl/5.14.2 /usr/lib/perl5 /usr/share/perl5 /usr/lib/perl/5.14 /usr/share/perl/5.14 /usr/local/lib/site_perl .) at (eval 26) line 2.)
debconf: falling back to frontend: Noninteractive
which lead errors after startup with:
lxc-start -n myfirstcontaier
INIT: Id "6" respawning too fast: disabled for 5 minutes
INIT: Id "4" respawning too fast: disabled for 5 minutes
INIT: Id "3" respawning too fast: disabled for 5 minutes
INIT: Id "2" respawning too fast: disabled for 5 minutes
INIT: Id "5" respawning too fast: disabled for 5 minutes
INIT: Id "1" respawning too fast: disabled for 5 minutes
INIT: no more processes left in this runlevel
Fix can be found in http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=680469, but it is not official.
It still used the fix, went to /usr/share/lxc/templates,
did a curl -O http://freedomboxblog.nl/wp-content/uploads/lxc-debian-wheezy.gz
Then I installed
apt-get install bridge-utils
auto lo br0
# Bridge setup
iface br0 inet dhcp
rebooted the Virtual Machine
and then created a container with
lxc-create -n myfirstcontainer -t debian-wheezy,
which ultimately made a running container, so FreedomBox could reside it's various services in containers.
Is there any way we could/should warn users of this? I can imagine LXC is something a lot of FreedomBoxers would want to use.
johan at netsense.nl
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