Using VMWare for Dapper testing
olafra at gmail.com
Tue Nov 29 01:50:50 GMT 2005
You don't need VMWare Workstation to make a image. Qemu can do that
for you see:
The only trouble with this is the size of the image, so I think a snapshot
of Dapper would take to much space. There could be a more limited
version that could be upgraded.
I'm trying it on windows but It's taking to much time, I'm actually running
Dapper on my primary computer, a iBook, but I have some experience,
actually war scars( try dist-upgrading to Sid, downgrading half of your
packages aint pretty), Dapper is more stable than Breezy was at this stage.
2005/11/28, Carlos Ribeiro <carribeiro at gmail.com>:
> Please, this is not a troll, although some people may take it as such...
> I was wondering if anyone here gave a thought about using VMWare for
> testing purposes (for Dapper, specifically). Of course, VMWare is a
> commercial piece of software, but given the availability of the free VMWare
> player, I wondered if it would be a good idea to have pre-built Dapper
> images available as VMWare player files. These images would facilitate
> testing and evaluation of Dapper. Based on my limited experience, I also
> believe that VMWare player performs better than the LiveCD. Then some tests
> could be easily performed; for example, installing and removing packages at
> There are obviously two problems with this idea:
> 1) It does not exercise the hardware, as the VM hardware is uniform. For
> some situations this is actually an advantage because it removes one
> potential source for problems;
> 2) The packager would need to have a copy of VMWare Workstation in order to
> be able to generate the player images. This may or not turn out to be a
> problem though. (In fact there are recipes/hacks on how to build an image
> with the player, but I guess that's not exactly within the spirit of the
> player's license).
> Does the idea make sense?
> Carlos Ribeiro
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