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febootstrap - Bootstrapping tool for creating supermin appliances
by Richard W.M. Jones (rjones@redhat.com)
http://people.redhat.com/~rjones/febootstrap
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febootstrap is a tool for building supermin appliances. These are
tiny appliances [similar to virtual machines], usually around 100KB in
size, which get fully instantiated on-the-fly in a fraction of a
second when you need to boot one of them.
A complete description is in the febootstrap(8) man page.
IMPORTANT NOTE FOR USERS OF FEBOOTSTRAP 2.x:
febootstrap 3.x is a complete rewrite. febootstrap 2.x could only
build Fedora distributions. This version can build many varieties
of Linux distros. 3.x only builds supermin appliances, it does not
build chroots. 3.x does not build cross-distro, cross-release or
cross-architecture systems. If you want febootstrap 2.x, please use
the 'febootstrap-2.x' branch from the git repository.
Requirements
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ocaml
ocaml findlib ("ocamlfind" program)
perldoc
- This is just used to generate the manpage.
bash
gcc
gawk
libcom_err
libext2fs
/sbin/mke2fs
- These are part of e2fsprogs.
For Fedora/RHEL:
rpm
yum
yumdownloader
For Debian/Ubuntu:
dpkg
aptitude
Optional
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These are only needed if you plan to boot the supermin appliances you
are building:
qemu >= 0.13
kernel >= 2.6.36
zlib - if your kernel uses gzipped modules
Building and installing
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./configure
make
sudo make install
Feedback and bugs
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Send feedback to libguestfs@redhat.com. You can file bugs in
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/ (under "Fedora", "febootstrap")