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Re: 'guix system vm' questions

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: 'guix system vm' questions
Date: Sat, 02 Jul 2016 15:06:20 +0200
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myglc2 <address@hidden> skribis:

> Leo Famulari <address@hidden> writes:
>> On Wed, Jun 29, 2016 at 10:10:35AM -0400, Thompson, David wrote:
>>> On Wed, Jun 29, 2016 at 2:57 AM, myglc2 <address@hidden> wrote:
>>> > I have a headless server running Guix/Debian 8.3 on which I would like
>>> > to run some guix vms. So far, I have a script (see, attached)
>>> > that runs a single vm. It has some issues:
>>> >
>>> > 1) lsh-service hangs waiting for keystrokes on the QEMU console
>>> LSH needs to be initialized with a key on first boot, which is why you
>>> need to type to create entropy.  This sucks for automation, so I would
>>> recommend OpenSSH instead, but we don't have an openssh-service yet.
>> In your operating system configuration, you can pass 'initialize? #f' to
>> lsh-service to skip the SSH seed and host-key initialization. You will
>> need to initialize the LSH service later, before you can use it.
> I tried that and ... lsh spun looking for a seed file advising me to run
> 'lsh-make-seed', and then stopped.

Yeah this is expected: lshd won’t start if it cannot find a seed;
eventually, the Shepherd…

> Service SSH-daemeon has started.
> No seed file. Please create on by running 
> lwh-make-seed -o "/var/spool/lsh/yarrow-seed-file".
> lshd: No rendomness generator available.
> Service ssh-daemon has been disabled.
>   (Respawning too fast.)

… disables it.

> v1 login: root
> address@hidden ~# lsh-make-seed 
> -bash: lsh-make-seed: command not found

I guess ‘lsh-service-type’ should be changed to extend
‘profile-service-type’ such that this command is available.  WDYT?

Besides, we should add a service for OpenSSH’s sshd.


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