On Fri, Dec 12, 2008 at 6:45 PM, Jerry Jelinek <gerald.jeli...@sun.com> wrote:
> Mike Gerdts wrote:
>> On Mon, Dec 8, 2008 at 9:43 AM, Jerry Jelinek <gerald.jeli...@sun.com>
>> wrote:
>>>    The native brand installer will accept the following new arguments:
>>>    -a {path} - specifies a path to an archive to unpack into the zone
>>>    -d {path} - specifies a path to a tree of files as the source for the
>>>                installation.
>>>    -p        - preserve system configuration (either -p or -u required).
>>>    -s        - install silently
>>>    -u        - sys-unconfig(1M) the zone after installing it
>>>    -v        - verbose output from the install process
>>>    The -p, -s, -u and -v options are only allowed when -a or -d is
>>>    provided.  If -a or -d is not given, then the zone is installed using
>>> the
>>>    existing mechanism.
>> Can an option be added to not make another copy of the data?  That is,
>> if I have already gotten the bits in place on disk that I am happy
>> with, please don't copy them again (mv and "zfs set mountpoint" are OK
>> if needed).
> Mike,
> I'll think about that.  What if -d {zonepath} just skipped the
> copy of the bits?
> Thanks,
> Jerry

That sounds reasonable.  This seems to imply that the argument to -d
will be a directory that has a subdirectory named root which is the
actual root of the thing to be turned into a zone.

Mike Gerdts
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