mkuml

Slackware filesystem builder for User-mode Linux

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Overview

mkuml is a script that can automatically create Slackware file system images for use with User-mode Linux and Xen. You have to run it as root and you need a copy of the Slackware packages that you want to install.

mkuml uses the original Slackware package tools (i.e. installpkg) to install software into the file system image. However, I managed to run it also on Debian systems by copying installpkg and tar-1.13 from a Slackware system. It can probably be run on even more Linux distros.

Running ReSoA in a Slackware UML describes the individual steps needed to create Slackware file system images. It targets a special application, however, contains mainly general information.

Here is the original announcement on usermodelinux.org: Slackware filesystem builder. It's seems to be useful for the Xen community as well: How to Install Slackware Linux to a DomainU.

Before running mkuml, you should read and edit the first part of mkuml.sh. At least, check that the location of your Slackware package repository is in SLACKWARE_DIRS, and adjust the package list in install().

Note: You can easily download the Slackware package repository using the included slaksync script. Another script, kernel-get can help you downloading kernel sources from kernel.org. If you like the way these scripts work, you might also be interested in slacker, a set of scripts that help you keep the Slackware installation up-to-date.

Download

Latest: mkuml-2004.07.17-ananas.tar.bz2

Contributions

You can send me additions, fixes or changes. I will then make them available here for others. You can also send me your package lists with a short note for which Slackware version it is and what type of software is included.

About

The software is provided as is without any warranty. Comments, feedback and donations are welcome: tp at fonz.de


Slackware is a registered trademark of Slackware Linux, Inc.
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