using mock like debootstrap

Dennis Gilmore dennis at
Tue Jul 29 19:16:23 UTC 2008

On Tuesday 29 July 2008, Christoph Höger wrote:
> Hi,
> for a deployment of virtual machines I need a complete root tree.
> To get it I use mock --init --root=fedora-9-i386 (or any other release)
> That works a little like debootstrap.
> But what do I need to get my machine _really_ working (I already
> installed yum, sshd and some tools)?
> For example I am missing /etc/shadow and cannot use passwd to set up a
> root password.
> So is there some kind of base packages list?
> regards
> Christoph
look at the install option of mock  

do the init  then do an mock install of the packages you need

Dennis Gilmore

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