[nycbug-talk] Make a jail quickly

Scott Robbins scottro at nyc.rr.com
Wed Apr 5 16:25:17 EDT 2006

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On Wed, Apr 05, 2006 at 03:48:51PM -0400, Marco Scoffier wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 05, 2006 at 02:28:59PM -0400, Scott Robbins wrote:
> >On Wed, Apr 05, 2006 at 12:22:34PM -0400, Marco Scoffier wrote:
> >> I need a jail fast.  FreeBSD 6.0.  Don't want to "make buildworld".
> >> Can't I make one from the distribution sets ??
> >> 

> >I'm not sure what happens the first time you do ez-jail.  You may still
> >have to do ez-jailadmin (or something similar) update.  It ~might~ be a
> >bit quicker. 
> >
> >
> Scott,
> I saw ezjail, but it seemed to be more geared towards setting up
> multiple jails sharing the same code base.  Anyway I'm "make
> buildworld"-ing.  It just seemed surprising that I couldn't simply untar the
> distribution sets in /jails ...  Probably can I'll test it someday.

It actually makes everything easier.  At present, I'm just using it for
a single jail.  Also as either the web page or man page says, it makes
updating jails easy enough so that you'll actually do it.  (I confess I
was often lax about updating the jail when updating the system).

Again, I don't know how much of a time saver it would be, and my reply
here has sort of wandered off-topic.  :)

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