Kir Kolyshkin (k001) wrote in openvz,
Kir Kolyshkin

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Debian kernel packages

Good news, everyone!
Prof. Farnsworth

Many people use OpenVZ on Debian. In fact, Debian was one of the distribution that come with OpenVZ kernel and tools. Unfortunately, it's not that way anymore, since Debian 7 "Wheezy" dropped OpenVZ kernel. A workaround was to take an RPM-packaged OpenVZ kernel and convert it to .deb using alien tool, but the process is manual and somewhat unnatural.

Finally, now we have a working build system for Debian kernel packages, and a repository for Debian Wheezy with latest and greatest OpenVZ kernels, as well as tools. In fact, we have two: one for stable, one for testing kernels and tools. Kernels debs are built and released at the same time as rpms. Currently we have vzctl/vzquota/ploop in 'wheezy-test' repository only -- once we'll be sure they work as expected, we will move those into stable 'wheezy' repo.

To enable these repos:

cat << EOF > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/openvz.list
deb wheezy main
deb wheezy-test main
apt-get update

To install the kernel:
apt-get install linux-image-openvz-amd64

More info is available from and
Tags: debian, kernel, linux, packages
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