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latest Gentoo template [message #28115] Sun, 09 March 2008 19:42 Go to next message
whatever is currently offline  whatever
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Is there any latest gentoo template available the one which is available in download area is kinda old.
Can anyone guide us how to create the gentoo template?

Thanks
Re: latest Gentoo template [message #28117 is a reply to message #28115] Sun, 09 March 2008 20:41 Go to previous messageGo to next message
piavlo is currently offline  piavlo
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Creating gentoo template is pretty much like installing gentoo from scratch, you download latest stage3 unpack it in the root dir of template, chroot to it and make the usual gentoo installation except that you need baselayout-2.*
#cat /etc/portage/package.keywords
sys-apps/baselayout ~
sys-apps/makedev ~

You don't need some stuff like boot loader, ntpd and some other hardware related services you may be running in normal node.
For me there are the basic VE services i'm running
# rc-status
Runlevel: default
 syslog-ng          [  started  ]
 atd                [  started  ]
 net.eth0           [  started  ]
 sshd               [  started  ]
 vixie-cron         [  started  ]
 local              [  started  ]

There are some little issues if you want to run udev - you'd need to use RC_DEVICE_TARBALL="yes" in /etc/conf.d/rc and create a couple of devices, like urandom , by hand for the first time.
This is my minimal set i've managed to work with.
# ls -la /dev
total 4
drwxr-xr-x  5 root root  360 Mar  6 21:13 .
drwxr-xr-x 17 root root 4096 Mar  6 21:13 ..
drwxr-xr-x  6 root root  140 Mar  6 21:13 .udev
crw-r--r--  1 root root 5, 1 Feb  6 12:00 console
lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root   13 Mar  6 21:13 fd -> /proc/self/fd
prw-------  1 root root    0 Mar  6 21:13 initctl
srw-rw-rw-  1 root root    0 Mar  6 21:13 log
crw-rw-rw-  1 root root 1, 3 Feb  6 12:00 null
crw-rw-rw-  1 root tty  5, 2 Mar 10 00:34 ptmx
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root    0 Mar  6 21:13 pts
crw-r--r--  1 root root 1, 8 Feb  6 12:01 random
drwxrwxrwt  2 root root   40 Mar  6 21:13 shm
lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root    4 Mar  6 21:13 stderr -> fd/2
lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root    4 Mar  6 21:13 stdin -> fd/0
lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root    4 Mar  6 21:13 stdout -> fd/1
crw-rw-rw-  1 root tty  5, 0 Jan 31 01:33 tty
crw-r--r--  1 root root 4, 1 Feb  6 12:00 tty1
crw-r--r--  1 root root 1, 9 Feb  6 12:01 urandom


You can also have a shared portage tree, distfiles & binary packages repo if you want to save time on updating the VE.

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Re: latest Gentoo template [message #28118 is a reply to message #28115] Sun, 09 March 2008 21:08 Go to previous messageGo to next message
piavlo is currently offline  piavlo
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you may also want to have a look at http://www.funtoo.org/
especially
http://www.funtoo.org/linux/openvz/
http://www.funtoo.org/linux/
Re: latest Gentoo template [message #28121 is a reply to message #28115] Mon, 10 March 2008 04:29 Go to previous message
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Thank you very much Smile
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