[PC-BSD Testing] Trouble with linux jails

Ben Milman ben at ixsystems.com
Thu Jul 19 15:05:51 PDT 2012


On Thu, Jul 19, 2012 at 12:27 PM, Kris Moore <kris at pcbsd.org> wrote:

>  On 07/19/2012 13:57, Ben Milman wrote:
>
> Hello,
>
>  So I installed Beta 1 64 bit in virtualbox on a Windows 7 host with 4
> gigs of RAM assigned and ZFS chosen (by default) at install. I decided to
> give linux jails a whirl and encountered a couple of difficulties.
>
>  Firstly, the debian6 script appears to install a non-functioning jail.
> That is, the installation appears to succeed, but attempting to start the
> jail fails with just a flicker of the usual progress window. If there's a
> place I should be looking for failure logs, let me know and I'll attach
> them.
>
>  The gentoo jail does work, but attempting to revert to a snapshot on it
> spews out a bunch of scary errors (that aren't present on FreeBSD jails).
> It does appear to work, however.
>
>  Thanks,
> Ben
>
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> Thanks for the heads up, this should be fixed now. Go ahead and grab the
> latest src-sh/warden and run "make install" on it. Then do this from the
> CLI:
>
> # warden stop <ip of old debian jail>
>
> Then run:
>
> # warden delete <ip of old debian jail>
>
> Now you can re-create the jail from the GUI, and it should start properly
> now. You can see the output by running "warden start <ip>" and "warden stop
> <ip>" from the CLI.
>
> As for the scary errors, that is normal right now. The linux shutdown
> scripts fail in all kinds of interesting ways, since they don't really know
> what a jail is. I'm trying to remove some of them, but its quite different
> with each Linux distro.
>
> --
> Kris Moore
> PC-BSD Software
> iXsystems
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The debian jail now works, thanks a bunch Kris!

Also: personal milestone: that was the first time I ever updated something
from source for testing purposes.

Ben
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