Gentoo Archives: gentoo-user

From: Vaeth <vaeth@××××××××××××××××××××××××.de>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] Is there a way to automate rsync of updated portage tree across multiple boxes without each having to pull it down from a gentoo mirror
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2008 18:36:50
1 Matthias Bethke wrote:
3 > Hi Vaeth, [...]
4 > >
5 > > Also a chroot jail is not a security feature: There are several
6 > > ways known how to break out.
7 >
8 > [...] But there's only one reason I can see why you'd use a
9 > chroot environment *except* for security and that's to have more than
10 > one set of system binaries active at the same time for different
11 > applications.
13 Or simply several systems (e.g. amd64 and x86, or gentoo and debian,
14 or your boot disk and your newly installed system [the install handbook
15 makes massive use of chroot]). This is exactly what chroot was made for.
17 > I'd say the vast majority of chroot jails are there for nothing
18 > else but security.
20 Alan Cox: "chroot is not and never has been a security tool", see e.g.