Ticket #51 (closed enhancement: fixed)

Opened 16 years ago

Last modified 16 years ago

Move linerva's Athena build chroot to schroot

Reported by: tabbott Owned by:
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Cc: Fixed in version:
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We should replace the Athena build chroot access mechanism on Linerva (currently using athmode, a custom C program written by tabbott) with schroot. This probably involves:

  • Testing the athena chroot installer available in /mit/debathena/packages/config/athena-chroot, and getting an Athena chroot setup on mega-man (or a sipb-xen VM).
  • configuring schroot to make sure /mit, /afs, and /tmp are mounted in the chroot and that they forward the KRB5CCNAME and KRBTKFILE environment variables.
  • writing scripts to replace the sendmail, lastlog, and athmode programs by calling the appropriate program inside the chroot (all three should be very simple wrappers around schroot).
  • It may be useful to backport schroot from lenny; this for example makes the mountpoint task easier.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 16 years ago by tabbott

We should modify the installer script to remove setuid permissions after doing the Athena installation (or maybe a separate script).

comment:2 Changed 16 years ago by tabbott

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed
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