[nycbug-talk] Make a jail quickly

Peter Wright pete at nomadlogic.org
Wed Apr 5 16:58:34 EDT 2006

> 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 ??
>>> In a pre-compiled binary sort of mood.
>>> Not finding the easy way...
>>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.
>>I haven't set up a jail from scratch with ez-jail in awhile, so my
>>memory is hazy about how much time you can save.
> 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.

that should work, as I've tar'd jails between hosts in the past with no

Peter Wright
pete at nomadlogic.org

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