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Re: [ezjail] freebsd-update in ezjail?
Alexandros Kosiaris wrote:
> After toying around a bit I believe there is a simple way to use it to
> update the basejail fast and securely.
> 1. Stop an existing jail, or create a new one (completely otherwise
> that's ok)
> 2. Mount by hand and read-write basejail dir in the usual place for this
Why is it necessary to mount the basejail in place of the jail's normal
mount point? Could there be a dedicated freebsdjail-update jail?
> 3. chown into the jail and run freebsd-update fetch && freebsd-update
or chroot ;-) Did you have to do any tweaking as in other (non ezjail)
approach to jails/freebsd-update? e.g.
I assume you do this after you've done the same for the host system?
freebsd-update is quite useful for binary updates (security releases
etc) and it seems like it should be easy using freebsd-update.conf to
get it to play nice with ezjail/basejail "out of the box", but your
method or something like seems to be necessary. Perhaps I am continuing
to miss something obvious about ezjail-admin?
> Now this obviously also works for FreeBSD releases <=6.1 as long as the
> freebsd-update port is installed in the aforementioned jail.
> Is there any chance that this functionality (either in the described way
> or any other that can be deemed better) can make it into ezjail?
I'd vote for it .. or something like it :)
> One other thing. Is there a specific reason /rescue is installed in
> basejail ? Saving 3.2 is not worthy mentioning i know, it's just that a
> jail won't ever need it(probably)