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From: Daniel Campbell <zlg@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] Creating development virtual machine
Date: Sun, 21 Aug 2016 00:15:30
In Reply to: [gentoo-dev] Creating development virtual machine by Jigme Datse Yli-RAsku
1 On 08/20/2016 04:56 PM, Jigme Datse Yli-RAsku wrote:
2 > I am looking to create a virtual machine which I can use to test to see
3 > about my development efforts (currently with LedgerSMB) and getting
4 > appropriate ebuild files created on a base install. I currently have no
5 > virtualization software installed on the main development machine, so
6 > that is as of now, largely irrelevant, but in the future I would like to
7 > have the possibility of hosting my built boxes "in the cloud" so if
8 > there is any virtualization system which likely would make that easier
9 > (or at least not more difficult) that may be a factor.
10 >
11 > Jigme Datse Yli-Rasku
12 >
14 As many would likely tell you, it depends on what sort of development
15 you intend on doing.
17 To start, I suggest qemu and KVM. They're libre software and there's a
18 GUI frontend if you don't feel like manual configuration or shell
19 scripting. I've used it to build a completely free/libre Gentoo
20 installation, which I intend to use on a laptop in the future.
22 Our wiki has some decent pages on qemu and KVM. If the image files are
23 the correct format (I'm not sure what format cloud providers prefer),
24 they should work just fine. I would focus on using the correct image
25 format and then building what some call a stage4. I think there are more
26 tools for creating stage4s, but ultimately that's what you and I both
27 are looking at: ready-to-go Gentoo installs that come with some needed
28 software.
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30 Daniel Campbell - Gentoo Developer
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Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-dev] Creating development virtual machine Jigme Datse Yli-RAsku <jigme.datse@×××××××××××××××.com>
Re: [gentoo-dev] Creating development virtual machine "Robin H. Johnson" <robbat2@g.o>