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Re: [MirageOS-devel] Getting started documentation issues

On 4 May 2015, at 07:03, Gareth Rushgrove <gareth@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I'm tinkering with some automation to make getting started with Mirage
> easier and ran into a few issues I thought I'd mention.
> While following the docs at: http://openmirage.org/wiki/install
> 1. The list of supported operating systems (ArchLinux, Debian Wheezy,
> Ubuntu Precise/Lucid/Raring/Saucy, CentOS 6.4 and MacOS X 10.8 and
> 10.9) appears to contain older systems. Is this still up-to-date?

This one's out of date.  I maintain a manual set of PPAs that cover
Ubuntu up to Vivid.  Perhaps we should add a date to the entry to 
make it clear when it was last updated!

> 2. The docs state: Note that you require OPAM 1.1 or greater to use
> with Mirage. Some distribution packages provide earlier versions.
> Running opam init with 1.1.1 on Ubuntu Trusty (14.04) results in the
> following error:
> [ERROR] Your version of OPAM (1.1.1) is not recent enough to read
> ~/.opam/repo/default/packages/websocket/websocket.0.9.2/opam. Upgrade
> OPAM to a more recent version (at least 1.2) to read this file
> correctly.
> [WARNING] Errors while parsing websocket.0.9.2 OPAM file, skipping.

Ubuntu Trusty unfortunately installed a broken OPAM package.  There's
an easy fix: if you use this PPA:


It will include Trusty packages that work.  Vivid is currently compiling

> 3. Information on https://github.com/ocaml/opam/wiki/Quick_Install is
> also out of date regarding the above. The PPA mentioned also has
> Trusty packages although this isn't mentioned.

Ack, I'll fix this shortly.

> I should have a Puppet (disclaimer I work for Puppet Labs in
> Cambridge, but this is a pet project rather than work) module released
> soon that helps build an Ubuntu Trusty box for building mirage
> unikernels.
> My vague plan from there is to turn that into zero or more of: a local
> compile service, a test harness for testing unikernel
> compilation/execution and/or a remote compile service.
> I'll post here when I have code to show, but if anyone is particularly
> interested let me know. I'm a newbie when it comes to ocaml but I've
> lots of experience with automation and infrastructure.

This all sounds fantastically useful for us at this stage!  I'll help
in any way I can.


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