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Date: Thu, 19 May 2011 11:45:14 +0300
From: Georgi Geshev <>
Subject: Re: Owl test builds

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Hello Solar,

On 5/19/2011 7:38 AM, Solar Designer wrote:
> Georgi,
> I've just setup the promised OpenVZ container for your test builds (sent
> the details to you off-list).
> I suggest that you do your builds in two chroots, /owl32 and /owl64,
> which you'll need to create.  Of course, I could create two OpenVZ
> containers instead, but I think it's nice for you to have a clean system
> and to experiment in chroots, which you can easily re-create on your own
> (and you can also create more than two if needed).
> I suggest that you do something like:
> su - build
> lftp
> cd /openwall/Owl/current
> get native.tar.gz
> cd x86_64
> mirror RPMS
> exit # from lftp
> tar xzf native.tar.gz
> exit # from su
> mkdir /owl
> cd ~build
> make installworld # installs 64-bit Owl userland under /owl
> mv /owl /owl64
> Then maybe:
> useradd -m build32
> su - build32
> for i686...
> cp native/Owl/build/installworld.conf .
> vi installworld.conf # edit HOME and ROOT
> ...
> mkdir /owl32
> cd ~build
> setarch i686 make installworld # installs 32-bit Owl userland under /owl32
> Of course, it's preferable to check signatures on stuff you download, as
> described here:
> However, since this is for test builds only, which we're not going to
> use directly (instead, we'd review and commit the resulting patches,
> then do clean builds elsewhere), security of this setup is not terribly
> important.  This is why I don't insist on you being more careful.
> For the actual test builds, you'd use:
> chroot /owl64
> su - build
> stuff again (or copy from outside of chroot)...
> make buildworld
> and:
> setarch i686 chroot /owl32
> ...ditto...
> Please let me know if you have any questions or run into any issues.
> For general Owl usage/build issues, please post in here.  For issues
> specific to this server setup (e.g., connectivity), e-mail me off-list.
> Thanks,
> Alexander

Thank you so much for all the detailed explanations.

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