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From Wido den Hollander <>
Subject Re: ubuntu LTS for system vm? and 64bit?
Date Thu, 26 Sep 2013 07:27:56 GMT

On 09/26/2013 01:38 AM, Darren Shepherd wrote:
> Is there any technical reason why we couldn't use ubuntu LTS (12.04
> and soon to be 14.04) for the system VM.  Additionally is there any
> technical reason we couldn't switch to 64bit.  I don't necesarily want
> to get into "fight for you favorite distro" discussion, just curious.

This still underlines the problem with the SystemVM, it isn't flexible 

I'm not saying we should change overnight, but the SystemVM should be 
abstracted a lot more so people can throw in their own SystemVM more easily.

I created a issue about this last year:

I'd like to see this abstracted more so you can drop in any Linux or BSD 
distro you like as long as it talks the API and does what it's asked to do.

For Debian based we should be able to create some .deb packages which 
you can simple install and for Redhat some .rpms.

The SystemVMs aren't rocket-science, as a matter of fact, I think the 
are a big mess internally when you see all the scripts.


> Darren

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