Solar Designer | 4 Jul 10:31 2010

Owl-current on CD

Hi,

It is now possible to get Openwall GNU/*/Linux -current snapshots on CD
(with delivery worldwide) - 32-bit and/or 64-bit (your choice).  The
pricing starts at $9.35 (which just covers our costs), but you're
encouraged to pick a more expensive option (which supports our project).

http://www.openwall.com/Owl/order

The intent is to keep recent -current snapshots available for purchase
on CD along with releases, although that will depend on demand or lack
thereof.  Previously, only the last release was available for purchase
on CD.

As usual, any feedback is welcome.

Alexander

Anatoly Pugachev | 16 Jul 22:37 2010

Re: update from cvs

On Sun, Aug 09, 2009 at 10:57:44AM +0400, Solar Designer wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 05, 2009 at 11:41:33AM +0400, Anatoly Pugachev wrote:
> > How do i update my /usr/src/world from the cvs tree ?
> 
> Owl/doc/DOWNLOAD, also available via the web at:
> 
> http://www.openwall.com/Owl/DOWNLOAD.shtml
> 
> gives some basic information for accessing our FTP mirrors and anoncvs.
> 
> As it relates to your specific question - namely, updating an existing
> local copy of the Owl CVS tree - you may do it as follows:
> 
> su - build
> CVSROOT=:pserver:anoncvs:anoncvs <at> anoncvs.owl.openwall.com:/cvs make checkout
> 
> or maybe:
> 
> su - build
> export CVS_RSH=ssh CVSROOT=anoncvs <at> anoncvs.owl.openwall.com:/cvs
> cd native/Owl
> cvs -z3 up -P
> anoncvs <at> anoncvs.owl.openwall.com's password: <type anoncvs here>
> 
> Lots of other variations are possible as well.
> 
> Our "native" tree is quite small - just 2 MB gzipped - so if you're on a
> fast link, you may as well re-download native.tar.gz from one of the FTP
> mirrors.  And you do in fact have to access an FTP mirror in order to
> update the "sources" tree as well (which contains mostly the original
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Solar Designer | 17 Jul 15:09 2010

Re: update from cvs

On Sat, Jul 17, 2010 at 12:37:50AM +0400, Anatoly Pugachev wrote:
> well, docs (at http://openwall.com/Owl/BUILD.shtml) and your
> instructions suggest to use 'build' user, but my freshly owl openvz
> install (from owl-current-20100323-x86_64.tar.gz template) have
> sources:sources as owner for /usr/src (and below), so 'build' username
> can't create any files in it's $HOME directory.

Oops.  You've just reported a bug in the OpenVZ container templates.
Thank you!  The bug is not present in Owl "host systems" installed from
our ISOs (with those, /usr/src/world has user "build" as its owner).

> Do we need to change docs so they will tell to use
> 'sources' username instead of 'build' now?

No, it's not so simple.

We'll likely fix the bug in "make vztemplate", so the next set of
templates will match the ISOs in this respect.

Alexander

Anatoly Pugachev | 18 Jul 00:04 2010

rebulding python contrib for x86_64


I tried to rebuild python.src.rpm taken from ftp://.../contrib/2.0/SRPMS/ 
directory and it failed to rebuild in x86_64 openvz owl container
created from owl-current-20100323-x86_64.tar.gz (while it still
successfully builds in x86 container).

Here is the last lines of output:

$ rpmbuild -bb SPECS/python.spec
....
Executing(%doc): /bin/sh -e /home/mator/.rpm.d/tmp/rpm-tmp.66263
+ umask 022
+ cd /home/mator/.rpm.d/BUILD
+ cd Python-2.4.3
+ DOCDIR=/home/mator/.rpm.d/buildroots/python-2.4.3/usr/share/doc/python-tools-2.4.3
+ export DOCDIR
+ rm -rf /home/mator/.rpm.d/buildroots/python-2.4.3/usr/share/doc/python-tools-2.4.3
+ /bin/mkdir -p /home/mator/.rpm.d/buildroots/python-2.4.3/usr/share/doc/python-tools-2.4.3
+ cp -pr Tools/modulator/README.modulator /home/mator/.rpm.d/buildroots/python-2.4.3/usr/share/doc/python-tools-2.4.3
+ cp -pr Tools/pynche/README.pynche /home/mator/.rpm.d/buildroots/python-2.4.3/usr/share/doc/python-tools-2.4.3
+ exit 0
Finding  Provides: /usr/lib/rpm/find-provides
Finding  Requires: /usr/lib/rpm/find-requires
error: line 204: Dependency tokens must begin with alpha-numeric, '_' or '/': - Initial package creation.

error: Failed to find Requires:
Provides: python2-tools = 2.4.3
Requires(rpmlib): rpmlib(VersionedDependencies) <= 3.0.3-1 rpmlib(PayloadFilesHavePrefix) <=
4.0-1 rpmlib(CompressedFileNames) <= 3.0.4-1
Requires: python = 2.4.3-owl_add1
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(GalaxyMaster | 22 Jul 02:59 2010

Re: rebulding python contrib for x86_64

Anatoly,

Try python from Owl-extra (you do have access to it, AFAIR).  The
package there is patched to build successfully on ix86, x86_64, and on
the bi-arch systems (e.g. x86_64 with packages for both x86_64 and ix86
installed at the same time).

On Sun, Jul 18, 2010 at 02:04:37AM +0400, Anatoly Pugachev wrote:
> 
> I tried to rebuild python.src.rpm taken from ftp://.../contrib/2.0/SRPMS/ 
> directory and it failed to rebuild in x86_64 openvz owl container
> created from owl-current-20100323-x86_64.tar.gz (while it still
> successfully builds in x86 container).

--

-- 
(GM)

Simon Baker | 29 Jul 14:40 2010

Re: OpenVZ Hosting Providers

  On 08/04/2010 12:33, Simon Baker wrote:
>
> On 31 Mar 2010, at 13:15, Solar Designer wrote:
>
>> Hi Simon,
>>
>> On Wed, Mar 31, 2010 at 11:57:19AM +0100, Simon Baker wrote:
>>> I currently have a debian VPS, which I'm looking to migrate elsewhere.
>>>
>>> Is anyone aware of a VPS hosting provider which has Owl templates
>>> available for use?
>>
>> I think we/you should try approaching some VPS hosting providers and ask
>> them to start offering Owl, which will also increase public awareness of
>> our project, which will in turn help the project evolve faster.
>>
>> Meanwhile, in the UK I recommend that you contact:
>>
>> http://blueroomhosting.com
>>
>> They're offering Linux KVM (not OpenVZ), but frankly that might be even
>> better for you.  They will install a Linux KVM-based VPS with Owl for
>> you if you ask for it (I had initial contact with them on this matter),
>> or you can install it from a "virtual CD" on your own:
>>
>> http://blueroomhosting.com/help/tutorials/kvm-install-custom-os.pxl
>>
>> (Then let them know that you did - in order to "vote" for them starting
>> to offer Owl.)
>>
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Gmane