[Libguestfs] febootstrap 3.x use cases.

Richard W.M. Jones rjones at redhat.com
Mon Apr 2 16:02:43 UTC 2012

On Mon, Apr 02, 2012 at 11:59:03AM +0100, Carwyn Edwards wrote:
> I'm confused! What use cases is the new febootstrap primarily intended
> for? I'm mainly trying to figure out if I'm trying to put a square peg
> into a round hole.
> What I'm looking into is using linux containers (LXC) either using
> libvirt or lxc-tools) to create jails for a web hosting type
> environment. I can see that in the long run btrfs has some nice
> features to help with this too.
> Is febootstrap really intended for this kind of use case?

No.  I strongly suggest using yum with the --installroot option.

febootstrap is intended for building supermin appliances, see:



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