Simple Distro Kit - Virtual Machines
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README.md

vm-sdk

vm-sdk is simple distro build system aimed at creating Vagrant boxes and other virtual machines.

Requirements

vm-sdk is designed to be used interactively from a terminal. It requires the following packages to be installed in addition to the dependencies required for libdevuansdk.

sudo permissions are required for the user that is running the build.

Devuan

qemu qemu-utils

Gentoo

app-emulation/qemu

Initial setup

After cloning the vm-sdk git repository, enter it and issue:

git submodule update --init

Updating

To update vm-sdk, go to the root dir of the git repo and issue:

git pull && git submodule update --init --recursive

Quick start

Edit the config file to match your needs. Sensible defaults are already there. Then run zsh. To avoid issues, it’s best to start a vanilla version, without preloaded config files so it doesn’t cause issues with libdevuansdk/vm-sdk functions.

; zsh -f -c 'source sdk'

Now is the time you choose the OS and (optionally) a blend you want to build the image for.

Currently supported distros

  • devuan
; load devuan

Once initialized, you can run the helper command:

; build_vm_dist

The image will automatically be build for you. Once finished, you will be able to find it in the dist/ directory in vm-sdk’s root.