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Date: Thu, 19 Sep 2013 11:15:21 +0400
From: gremlin@...mlin.ru
To: owl-users@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Re: Owl 3.0 and Virtual Machine Setup?

On 19-Sep-2013 01:59:47 -0400, Jeffrey Walton wrote:

 > I'm interested in setting up a virtual machine for testing Owl
 > 3.0 from a development perspective. The development tasks include
 > updating built-in components, editing source files, compiling,
 > linking, punching holes in the firewall, and setting up jobs to
 > launch at system startup.

I'd recommend using OpenVZ containers (VPSes) for these rebuilds.
Setting up a build environment is as simple as

build@...64:~ > lftp -e 'open ftp.ru.openwall.com; cd /pub/Owl/current; mirror -Lev sources; get native.tar.gz; exit' && tar -xzf native.tar.gz

 > I'm trying to determine the base OS to use in setting up a
 > virtual machine. One of the few relevant search engine hits was
 > http://openwall.info/wiki/Owl/packages.
 > So I'm clear: for Openwall 3.0 (Owl-3_0-stable-20130408-x86_64),

For development, you may like the -current version: it's quite
stable (personally I use it in the production environment) and
fresh.

 > I should chose a virtual machine based on Red Hat Enterprise 4?
 > VMware is offering RHEL 3, 4, 5 and 6; but RHEL 4 seems kind of
 > odd since its from 2005-2010 and Owl 3.0 is dated April 2013.
 > [...]
 > What base OS should I be using? Thanks in advance.

RHEL 5 or RHEL 6 should be ok. Also, you can choose "other GNU/Linux
system" and make all necessary changes manually.


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