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Re: *SOLVED* which distr is prefer to use as base system? [message #25482 is a reply to message #25444] Thu, 27 December 2007 12:02 Go to previous messageGo to previous message
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Registered: February 2006
Location: N├╝rnberg, Germany
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Vasily wrote me per pm:

Debian support for OpenVZ is complex. To start with, we have three

* (1) official Debian repository (we only have user level tools and
kernel-patch-openvz there) -- our packages are maintaned by Ola Lundqvist.
* (2) official OpenVZ repository (
-- maintained by Ola Lundqvist as well.

* (3) unofficial OpenVZ repository, maintained by Thorsten

Repo 1 is actually three repos -- for Debian Stable, Testing, and
Unstable. In Stable we have some ancient kernel version, as policy
disallows to do anything that bug fixes in it, and our newer kernels
sometimes include newer features. In Unstable, we have 028stab051 now,
before it was 039 -- we update only from time to time, not with each
kernel release. In Testing we usually have what we had in Unstable about
a month ago or so.

Repo 2 is updated at about the same rate as Debian Unstable.

Repo 3 is updated very often, always carry the latest kernels.


Repository 3, maintained by Thorsten Schifferdecker (me) is an actually repository for Debian Stable aka etch, follow the updates like, so the repo is updated more often than repo at

The repository at (dso) and mirror at, aimed to get actually OpenVZ packages, like OpenVZ linux kernels, OpenVZ tools, Debian VE OS Template and linux-patch-openvz installing OpenVZ in easy debianized way.

So Ola gets the new 028stab051 kernel patch taken from my linux-kernel-patch at for the new Debian kernel-patch-openvz, stays at know the unstable (sid) repository at

Happy OpenVZ -ing!
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