Desktop Team Meeting, 2008-07-24

Michael Vogt mvo at
Wed Jul 30 16:47:25 BST 2008


On Fri, Jul 25, 2008 at 10:40:16PM +0100, (``-_-´´) -- Fernando wrote:
> On Thursday 24 July 2008 14:37:18 Scott James Remnant wrote:
> > === Michael Vogt (mvo) ===
> >  * hacking on the clone-to-vm script, had success booting into 
> >    a cloned system to do upgrade testing 
> Hi Michael. Hope you're feeling better.
> Can you provide the script?

Sure, the package is now available in my PPA at 
deb hardy main

the name is "sandbox-upgrader". There are two scripts included: 
- usr/bin/sandbox-clone-to-vm
- usr/bin/sandbox-test-upgrade

the former will create a (slightly simplified) clone of your system
that you can then use kvm to boot into and do whatever you want
(e.g. testing a upgrade :) 

The second one will perform the clone and then run a upgrade test and
copy the result. 

If you are interessted in testing, that is of course very welcome. You
will need a kvm capable system and some diskspace, it clones your full
system (excluding most of /home/). The UI is not that great currently
(the progress reporting etc are not really good yet) but the
functionatliy should be there.
> And can you please take a look at "update manager lines are unreadable" (

I suspect its a driver/theme bug, I followed up in the bugreport.


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