diskless vs ltsp local apps

Robert Arkiletian robark at gmail.com
Sun Oct 12 19:04:23 UTC 2008

On Wed, Oct 8, 2008 at 11:57 AM, Warren Togami <wtogami at redhat.com> wrote:
> 1) Install a fresh client chroot on Fedora 9 with ltsp-build-client.
> 2) It should have xterm installed.
> 3) After you have logged into your user, create a launcher that runs:
> /usr/bin/ltsp-localapps /usr/bin/xterm
> This is a very simple example of a localapp that is already installed in the
> client chroot.  You can use yum to install additional stuff like firefox or
> epiphany, then run it in the same manner.
> BTW, firefox and epiphany fails to pull in a needed dependency.  It might be
> dbus-x11.
> F9 update for ltsp-client pushed today improves the behavior slightly. I
> still need to build a new ldm for F9.  Waiting on artwork for ldm though.

Just built a new chroot with ltsp-build-client
running xterm locally works. :)
but I could not install firefox in the chroot

# chroot /opt/ltsp/i386/
bash-3.2# yum install firefox
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/bin/yum", line 4, in <module>
    import yum
  File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/yum/__init__.py", line 43, in <module>
    import rpmsack
  File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/yum/rpmsack.py", line 24, in <module>
    from packages import YumInstalledPackage
  File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/yum/packages.py", line 31, in <module>
    import rpmUtils.arch
  File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/rpmUtils/arch.py", line 302,
in <module>
    canonArch = getCanonArch()
  File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/rpmUtils/arch.py", line 291,
in getCanonArch
    return getCanonX86Arch(arch)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/rpmUtils/arch.py", line 199,
in getCanonX86Arch
    f = open("/proc/cpuinfo", "r")
IOError: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/proc/cpuinfo'

Robert Arkiletian
Eric Hamber Secondary, Vancouver, Canada
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