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#1 2023-01-27 17:30:53

nahkhiirmees
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Registered: 2022-07-24
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what's going on with aufs?

Couple of years ago i found something called "auroot".
Lately i thought that "i'll try it, i may have an use case".
Well:

apt-cache search aufs
bilibop-common - shell functions for bilibop scripts
bilibop-lockfs - lock filesystems and write changes into RAM
mergerfs - another FUSE union filesystem

. So it looks like that i have to use another distribution's repository.
I have been planning to ask from this forum what's going on with aufs and Devuan.
But:

https://aufs.sourceforge.net/

mostly "unsupported since xxx" and "EOL" does not sound good to me. Have anyone tried this "mergerfs"-package? what do you think?

I guess i could use lvm snapshot with chroot but there is some complications with ext3/ext4 and lvm snapshots. Unmounting fs before making snapshot seems to be necessary but not sufficient...

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#2 2023-01-27 17:42:48

Head_on_a_Stick
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Re: what's going on with aufs?

Use overlayfs instead.


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#3 2023-01-27 21:09:42

delgado
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Registered: 2022-07-14
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Re: what's going on with aufs?

Knoppix is still using aufs. knoppix.de
A debian based live-usb (cd/dvd) system without systemd. Works great and saved my ass more than once. Update cycle is about one iso per year.

At least there should be a current debian package (knoppix repo for non-std-debian stuff). I have no idea how good or bad the aufs package is.

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#4 2023-01-27 21:26:57

fsmithred
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Registered: 2016-11-25
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Re: what's going on with aufs?

You'll also need to recompile the kernel to support aufs. (or use one that does support it)

Maybe I'm dense, but I don't understand what you're trying to do.

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#5 2023-01-27 21:39:54

ralph.ronnquist
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From: Battery Point, Tasmania, AUS
Registered: 2016-11-30
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Re: what's going on with aufs?

There is also aufs-dkms, aufs-dev and aufs-tools.

But as @Head_in_a_Stick mentioned, the kernel has overlayfs which provides "union mount".

You might also be interested in the overlay-boot package (in devuan experimental) which provides scripting that uses overlayfs together with netns and unshare to set up and run wafer-thin containers.

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