I thought it would be good to create an OpenSUSE container on my Ubuntu LXC machine.
I am using the existing OpenSUSE template in /usr/lib/lxc/templates/lxc-opensuse, and some SUSE packages built by Thomas-Karl Pietrowski for Ubuntu from https://launchpad.net/~thopiekar/+archive/zypper, and the build scripts from https://github.com/openSUSE/obs-build
This is how you do it (tested with Ubuntu 12.04):
apt-get install python-software-properties add-apt-repository ppa:thopiekar/zypper apt-get update apt-get install rpm zypper libsolv-tools wget -O obs-build.tar.gz https://github.com/openSUSE/obs-build/archive/master.tar.gz tar xzf obs-build.tar.gz mkdir -p /usr/lib/build mv obs-build-master/* /usr/lib/build # small fixes for the template to avoid some errors sed -i 's/--non-interactive --gpg-auto-import-keys/--gpg-auto-import-keys/g' /usr/lib/lxc/templates/lxc-opensuse sed -i 's#chpasswd#/usr/sbin/chpasswd#g' /usr/lib/lxc/templates/lxc-opensuse
lxc-create -t opensuse -n demoOpenSuse lxc-start -n demoOpenSuse # login with root and password root
Things still to be done:
The creation of the image is interactive, since there seems to be unknown keys:
File ‘content’ from repository ‘repo-oss’ is signed with an unknown key ”. Continue? [yes/no] (no): y
File ‘repomd.xml’ from repository ‘update’ is signed with an unknown key ”. Continue? [yes/no] (no): y
/usr/lib/lxc/templates/lxc-opensuse: line 110: patch: command not found
If there are problems with the root password, try this:
echo “root:root2” | chroot /var/lib/lxc/demoOpenSuse/rootfs /usr/sbin/chpasswd
I think the network is not established yet.
But hopefully this is a start…