I have a bit of a fetish for being able to hack offline. It’s becoming increasingly old-fashioned, I know, but I’d like to think that eventually it will become a quirky and charming eccentricity, such as one might find in a British amateur sleuth.
I wanted to get up and running with Juju, Canonical’s funky cloud orchestration thingy. We’re doing a lot more service-oriented stuff in recent months, and it’s very handy to be to just deploy something without having to faff about for a couple of hours. Since I’d like to stand a chance of doing this without a net connection, I set it up locally.
- I did all of this in precise, and it seemed to work just fine. I substituted ‘precise’ for ‘oneiric’ wherever I saw it.
- I had to manually add my user to the
libvirtdgroup. The instructions implied that this was not necessary.
juju bootstrapfinished very quickly for me and without any actual evidence that it had debootstrapped the whole OS.
- When I deployed services, I didn’t get any feedback that anything
was going on. The recommended
debug-logcommand showed very little output for a while. My guess is that this was while packages were downloading.
All in all, pretty impressive. I’m really looking forward to mucking around with this a bit more