debvm – ephemeral virtual Debian machines

Helmut Grohne

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Mmdebtrap is a tool for creating a Debian installation from binary packages and qemu is an emulator for various processor architectures. What was missing thus far, was a glue layer between them to make the output of mmdebstrap bootable by qemu easily. In this talk we shall see the benefits of fitting these tools together and compare it to existing alternative approaches to virtual machine management.