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Date:      Tue, 15 Nov 2016 13:43:27 -0500 (EST)
From:      DTD <>
To:        Ernie Luzar <>
Subject:   Re: ezjail problem
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On Tue, 15 Nov 2016, Ernie Luzar wrote:

> DTD wrote:
>> On Mon, 14 Nov 2016, Ernie Luzar wrote:
>>> doug wrote:
>>>> I am using ezjail-3.4.2. Changing the jail dir as defined by 
>>>> ezjail_jaildir in /usr/local/etc/ezjail.conf does not work. Install does 
>>>> not honor this change. This is easy enough to get around with a symlink. 
>>>> Am I missing something here?
>>>> There is no option to construct the base jail without a buildworld having 
>>>> been done. Is there a technical reason for this?
>>>> Thanks as always for any thought.
>>>> DougD
>>> If I read your post correctly, you want to change the default directory 
>>> location for basejail. IIRC ezjail has a default config file where you can 
>>> change the default basejail location. First change this file and then 
>>> issue the install option to generate the basejail from the RELEASE version 
>>> that matches what your running on the host.
>>> If that is not what you are trying to do then you have to post a better 
>>> description of what your trying to do.
>> Mistake was all mine. I had a dumb error in changing ezjail.conf. Thanks.
>> My other question remains. Does having the jail have (potentially) a 
>> different userland than the host provide some functionality? I have always 
>> assumed the entire system needed to be updated at the same time. In any 
>> case the userland can/should not be a different release.
> The ezjail basejail should contain the same RELEASE level as the host.
> But will still work if sub-release is different between host and basejail.
> The individual jails just contain the ports you have installed and can be 
> kept and used across sub-releases [ie; 10.0, 10.1, 10.3] but when crossing a 
> major release such as going from 9.x to 10.x or 10.x to 11.x ports need to be 
> updated in the individual jails or recreate the jail and populate with 
> desired ports.
> I use qjail and find it more user friendly.

Thank you, I appreciate your thoughts and experience


Douglas Denault
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