Mike Gerdts wrote:
> 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.


I was thinking about this more last night and I think '-d -' would be
even simpler.  It would just mean, "use the directory tree already in
place in the zonepath".


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