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chroot for Xorg/X11 with unionfs/aufs support

xchroot is a little convenience bash script that will allow you to run X-based programs in a chroot environment. You may also chroot to a new environment without touching any of its files either by using aufs or unionfs. You may backup your temporary changes on exit and kill of xchroot as squashfs incrementally and restore them.

Source Files

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debexport 2 KB over 2 years ago Download File
debian.changelog 4.46 KB over 2 years ago Download File
debian.compat 2 Bytes over 2 years ago Download File
debian.control 692 Bytes over 2 years ago Download File
debian.rules 1.8 KB over 2 years ago Download File
debian.watch 331 Bytes over 2 years ago Download File
maninst.xchroot 116 Bytes over 2 years ago Download File
xchroot-doc-2013-10-28.tar.gz 30.6 KB over 2 years ago Download File
xchroot-v2.3.3 43.2 KB over 2 years ago Download File
xchroot.8 10.5 KB over 2 years ago Download File
xchroot.changes 1.75 KB over 2 years ago Download File
xchroot.dsc 357 Bytes over 2 years ago Download File
xchroot.spec 2.87 KB over 2 years ago Download File

Latest Revision

Elmar Stellnberger Elmar Stellnberger (estellnb) committed over 2 years ago (revision 45)
Mandrake manpage fix: install converts .gz to .xz

Comments for home:estellnb:elstel (3)

Elmar Stellnberger estellnb wrote over 2 years ago

rationale

why we should prefer packaging xchroot from elstel over xchroot from mosquito: * the program is known to deliver good quality since years and is also officially recommended by the openSUSE build service guide * the program is being actively developed; completely new features are planned. * there is a good online documentation for the program which does also leverage usage by casual users and users new to Linux * the incremental --save and --restore options not supported by mosquito will make life of packagers easy and leverage usage from read-only root file systems like roots on blue ray * unionfs as well as aufs support guarantee for a broad applicability; f.i. when dual booting between a distribution that only supports unionfs * support also for casual users

why we should not package xchroot from mosquito: * no accomplished cleanup, kill -9 of processes, bugs and fallacies I do not want to talk about. * writing a completely different program and then giving it the same name as an already existent program will confuse innocent users (mine has already been there for years and it has been published under the name xchroot for a much longer time.) * the program has not been tested well under different conditions * no unionfs, no socat, no incremental restore, no good automounting support. * no backward compatibility with Debian 6.0.x * the authors did not respond at all on my request to join the work on elstel and to put xchroot under a better, generally accepted license

License: should be oss-compliant; author wants patches to be officially acknowledged by elstel.org; i.e. to make them available to all users even those who continue to download xchroot directly and those who use another distro.

Download: may also use https

P.S.: I believe it would also be good choice to support this script under the rescue console. When chrooting to another Linux installation you will otherwise have to mount a lot while mounting everything of use is still too much for manual mounting. This is a very common task for maintenance activities; I even do that when running grub-install.

Elmar Stellnberger estellnb wrote over 2 years ago

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