On Thu, 07 Nov 2013 13:26:10 +0100
Kristen Nielsen <k...@krn.dk> wrote:

> Hi freebsd-virtualization list
> 
> I am trying to figure out how to start configured jails within
> FreeBSD 9.1Release at boot time.
> I am using new C-style jail configuration syntax in /etc/jail.conf.
> all jail starts successfully when i do a jail -c from the commandline.
> 
> I am trying to configure jails to start at boot time using the
> features in the /etc/rc.conf file.
> 
> in /etc/rc.conf at base host i have
> jail_enable="YES"
> jail_list=" jail1 jail2 jail3 "
> 
> and no more jail related lines, evereything else is placed into the
> jail configuration (C-style) file.
> 
> running "service jail start":
> Configuring jails:.
> Starting jails:/etc/rc.d/jail: ERROR: jail: No hostname has been
> defined for jail1
> 
> Looking into the /etc/rc.d/jail script it seems it expects that the 
> /etc/rc.conf contains old style jail configuration statement like
> 
> jail_<jname>_hostname="jail1"
> etc.
> 
> I have looked at the patch at: 
> http://wiki.polymorf.fr/index.php/Howto:FreeBSD_jail_vnet
> but it also uses the old style (rc.config) jail configuration format, 
> but with extended number of parameters. The patch is dated before the 
> 9-1 release where the C-style jail configuration syntax was taken
> into use.
> 
> is there a patch for /etc/rc.d/jail script that make it handles the
> new style jail configuration file format (the C-style format). or am
> I doing this the wrong way.
> 
> If you can point me into the right direction it will be very helpfull.
> 
> Whishlist
> It would be great with something like a /etc/jail.d/<jailname> setup 
> where each jail configuration file is contained in a separate file,
> the format is the same as the /etc/jail.conf, the latter fil just
> holds configurations for all jails. Both files with the C-style
> syntax.

Have you considered using sysutils/ezjail (the de-facto standard for
managing jails under FreeBSD right now) or a similar port
(sysutils/jailrc, sysutils/qjail etc.)?

-- 
Michael Gmelin
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