Wow! Thanks Mike, this was really helpful. Its almost exactly the same as my experience. My first attempt was actually to create the zone root by hand by creating a partial image into which I installed 'entire', but that got messy and instead I hacked up the brand scripts in the same way you described.
Your experience was more clean than mine, though. I'm testing on snv_89. It looks like I smacked into bug 6733450, which I got around by replacing (updating) brand.dtd.1, but I also short-circuited the ZFS root for the zone, so pkg installs fail. It looks like my takeaway for now is that you can do it, you and I have both gotten it to work, but you need to be running at least snv_98 to do it right. I think with a couple of conditionals in the scripts we might be able to make this fairly clean. One issue I did smack into that I don't fully understand yet is the syseventd service failing within the zone. I'm still trying to hash out how to solve that. benr. Mike Gerdts wrote: > On Thu, Apr 23, 2009 at 12:49 PM, Ben Rockwood <b...@cuddletech.com> wrote: > >> Has any one invested time trying to get IPKG branded zones working on >> S10/SX:CE? I'm starting down that road and have had fairly good >> progress to date but would love to collaborate. >> > > Yes, I have done an ipkg zone on SXCE. My motivation was to be able > to use AI to install the 2008.11 preview on an LDom. My notes appear > below. I believe that they are fairly complete for initial > bootstrapping. Note that there is a bit of "git r done" in it, rather > than generating appropriate source code fixes. > > What do you perceive as the motivation for ipkg zones on S10? If I > squint just right, I think that I can see the mapping of packages, > patches, update releases, etc. to IPS constructs. Is this what you > have in mind, or something else? I assume that with SXCE your plan of > attack would be to leverage the work done for the opensolaris distro > for ips branded zones. Is that a reasonable assumption? > > Anyway, here was my first run through this effort. Starting point is > a SXCE 108 T5120 with SUWNCXall, zfs root > > 1. Get pkg-gate from mercurial > > $ hg clone ssh://a...@hg.opensolaris.org/hg/pkg/gate > destination directory: gate > requesting all changes > adding changesets > adding manifests > adding file changes > added 1040 changesets with 13427 changes to 7444 files > 4779 files updated, 0 files merged, 0 files removed, 0 files unresolved > > 2. Build pkg > > $ export PATH=$PATH:/apps/studio12/SUNWspro/bin > $ cd gate/src > $ make > $ make packages > > 3. Install packages > > # cd gate/packages > # pkgadd -d . all > > 4. Fake global zone's notion of entire > > Modify /usr/lib/brand/ipkg/pkgcreatezone. Just before the point where it > would error out, force it to match the SXCE build of the global zone. > > entire_fmri="ent...@0.5.11,5.11-0.108" > if [[ -z $entire_fmri ]]; then > fail_incomplete "$f_no_entire" > fi > > 5. Create the zone > > # zonecfg -z ipkg > ipkg: No such zone configured > Use 'create' to begin configuring a new zone. > zonecfg:ipkg> create -t SUNWipkg > zonecfg:ipkg> set zonepath=/zones/ipkg > zonecfg:ipkg> set autoboot=false > # set up network as well > zonecfg:ipkg> verify > zonecfg:ipkg> commit > zonecfg:ipkg> exit > > 6. Install the zone > > # export http_proxy=<insert proxy here> > # zoneadm -z ipkg install -P opensolaris.org=http://pkg.opensolaris.org/dev/ > A ZFS file system has been created for this zone. > pkg: No image found. > Publisher: Using opensolaris.org (http://pkg.opensolaris.org/dev/). > done. root ...Refreshing Catalog > Sanity Check: Looking for 'entire' incorporation. > Installing: Core System (output follows) > DOWNLOAD PKGS FILES XFER (MB) > Completed 26/26 2790/2790 52.48/52.48 > > PHASE ACTIONS > Install Phase 6147/6147 > Installing: Additional Packages (output follows) > DOWNLOAD PKGS FILES XFER (MB) > Completed 32/32 5449/5449 31.63/31.63 > > PHASE ACTIONS > Install Phase 7083/7083 > PHASE ITEMS > Indexing Packages 60/60 > > Note: Man pages can be obtained by installing SUNWman > Postinstall: Copying SMF seed repository ... done. > Postinstall: Applying workarounds. > Done: Installation completed in 576 seconds. > > Next Steps: Boot the zone, then log into the zone console > (zlogin -C) to complete the configuration process > > > 7. Configure the zone > > # zoneadm -z ipkg boot ; zlogin -C ipkg > [Connected to zone 'ipkg' console] > Hostname: ipkg > Loading smf(5) service descriptions: 1/68 > > > 8. Install installadm, java > > These steps could be done more efficiently... it was trial and error > to get the packages I needed. > > r...@ipkg:~# pkg install SUNWinstalladm-tools > DOWNLOAD PKGS FILES XFER (MB) > Completed 13/13 1641/1641 9.43/9.43 > > PHASE ACTIONS > Install Phase 2175/2175 > PHASE ITEMS > Reading Existing Index 9/9 > Indexing Packages 74/74 > > > I did the same for SUNWless, SUNWmkcd, SUNWrsync. I forget whether I > needed to this for SUNWdsd or not. > > Import the services... > > r...@ipkg:~# svcadm restart manifest-import > > > Beyond this I got into a fair amount of trial and error, specifically > related to getting AI and DHCP to work. This isn't really needed for > a generic ipkg zone, however. > > _______________________________________________ zones-discuss mailing list email@example.com