Many thanks Edward for your answer.
Le 5 juin 09 à 10:24, Edward Pilatowicz a écrit :
On Fri, Jun 05, 2009 at 09:39:12AM +0200, Nicolas Dorfsman wrote:
Le 5 juin 09 à 04:45, Edward Pilatowicz a écrit :
ipkg seems to be a great advanced techno.
Anyway, it's incredible to remove the inherit-pkg facility.
no one removed inherit-pkg-dir. inherit-pkg-dir is closely tied to
packaging, and it still works for systems that use svr4 packaging.
but opensoalris uses ipkg, and ipkg replaces svr4. so if we want
inherit-pkg-dir support we'd need to re-implement it for ipkg. that
work that hasn't been done yet.
inherit-pkg-dir has a lot of sense in many users context !
yes, we (the zones development team, of which i am a member) are well
aware of that.
I really can't understand how somebody could have validated this :
ipkg great thing, sparse-zone bad thing...let's remove this".
that never happened.
Where is the team who create the zone concept here ?
you're talking to them on this forum.
Where is the thread I missed where this great feature suppression was
discussed ? Is there only developpers on board ?
take a deep breath.
there is no "feature suppression" going on.
Thanks ! And sorry.
I was really afraid (as you've seen).
There was too many "don't think about it, maybe in Solaris next, maybe
not" this last year for me.
ipkg is changing a lot of things. ipkg zones currently don't support
all the functionality that svr4 zones do. there's still a lot of work
here to be done.
wrt inherit-pkg-dir, we (the zones team) are aware that it provides
certain indirect features that users like. for example:
- keeping zone software contents in sync with the global zone
- read only filesystem (an artifact of using lofi)
as we work on improving the ipkg brand we will be looking at these
of features (previously provided by the inherit-pkg-dir option) and
evaluating how they should best be implemented in the ipkg brand.
(either via the inherit-pkg-dir option as everyone currently knows it,
or perhaps via multiple new options that can be used to replace the
if you'd like to participate in this development process then you've
come to the right place.
Well, for now, I've spent most of my "OpenSolaris dedicated time" on
Many times I thought about participating on development...I'm not sure
to have the correct brain.
But I have to think about it.
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