debvm – ephemeral virtual Debian machines


Helmut Grohne (Freelancer, Debian Developer)

Scheduled time: Saturday, 13:00 - Room V4 - Duration 30 Min.

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Mmdebtrap is a tool for creating a Debian installation from binary packages and qemu is an emulator for various processor architectures. What was missing thus far, was a glue layer between them to make the output of mmdebstrap bootable by qemu easily. In this talk we shall see the benefits of fitting these tools together and compare it to existing alternative approaches to virtual machine management.


Desired previous knowledge: Basic Linux knowledge is assumed. Some experience with a Debian-based distribution such as Ubuntu and a virtual machine is recommended.

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