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Brian Chabot

Mandriva in an OpenVZ Container?

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I'm curious to know if there might be a more recent version of Mandriva in an OpenVZ container than Mandriva 2006.

 

Having been a long time Mandriva user and now playing with OpenVZ on a nice, hefty server, it would be nice to be able to work in the nice, familiar environment of Mandriva.

 

I'm specifically looking for 2010.0 or newer. Or should I give the 2006minimal a try and see if it'll take an upgrade via urpmi... then clone it?

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You'll have a hard job with the 2006 minimal, as you'd need to upgrade via many versions:

 

2006 - 2007

2007 - 2008

2008 - 2009

2009 - 2010

 

and you can't upgrade by more than two versions. So if 2006.0 you'd have to upgrade at max to 2007.0. You couldn't do 2006.0 to 2007.1 for example.

 

and I think a lot of them won't be available on urpmi mirrors, but you could make a mirror yourself easy enough and use this for the urpmi tasks. It's enough just to have an FTP or HTTP server running, and mount the CD/DVD repo is accessible and then upgrade this way. Then later, once you're at 2009 or 2010, you can then clear the local mirror and use an internet mirror for further updates.

 

Haven't used OpenVZ enough to explain how to make yourself 2010 outright.

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(...)you can't upgrade by more than two versions. So if 2006.0 you'd have to upgrade at max to 2007.0. You couldn't do 2006.0 to 2007.1 for example.

 

Yeah, I figured that'd be an issue.

 

Using easyurpmi to check, the first mirror I tried randomly for 2006 (at ftp://carroll.cac.psu.edu/ ) is still up. That's a bonus.

 

I'll post here (and possibly find somewhere to upload the cloned container) if I have any success. Give me a few days to play with it.

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