Bug#719215: autopkgtest: please create a QEMU virtualization server

Antonio Terceiro terceiro at debian.org
Tue Feb 11 04:20:30 UTC 2014

On Thu, Feb 06, 2014 at 09:07:20AM +0100, Martin Pitt wrote:
> Hello all,
> I now have a first working version of adt-virt-qemu. It's still rather
> experimental, not documented yet, and not that easy to use yet. I
> develop it in the qemu branch:
>   http://anonscm.debian.org/gitweb/?p=autopkgtest/autopkgtest.git;a=shortlog;h=refs/heads/qemu
> In case you want to play around with that and give early feedback:
> It's unfortunately really nontrivial to get an initial "foot into the
> door" with qemu. I experimented with adding an init script to the
> temporary overlay that opens a root shell (but the only really
> well-working tool for manipulating overlays requires root), the
> current version now assumes that the VM opens a getty on ttyS0 and you
> have to specify user and password as arguments. After that you specify
> all disk images (in order) that should be added to the VM. 

you might want to look at auto-serial-console from

Antonio Terceiro <terceiro at debian.org>
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