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I want to do some testing with bigbluebutton and the installation documentation refers to Jaunty 9.04 or Lucid 10.04. I'm running 12.10 and don't want to use a VM. Can I install 10.04 as a vserver client and run BBB in it?

Will there be any problems with library or binary incompatibilities?

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I'd like to see an answer to this, but I reckon it wouldn't work since the kernel versions differ and probably this will be a blocker. Unless you use full virtualization, I don't think it'll work. +1 – 0xC0000022L Nov 15 '12 at 3:42

Yes, it should be possible.
Quoting from > What are VServers > Installation:

Create a new guest

/etc/vservers/newvserver-vars (man newvserver(1) for options):


This command creates a new Ubuntu Dapper image. You can change "dapper" to "edgy" or whatever you want above. You can run virtually any Linux distribution as a guest (for instance, Gentoo).

Bigbluebutton is based on Apache Tomcat, mySQL and several libraries, I don't see too many incompability problems here. However, I didn't verify all myself.

EDIT: However, using a virtual machine should be the easier & quicker way - as there is at least one preconfigured VMWare image with a BBB system.

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Isn't dapper and edgy a bit outdated w.r.t. the question? – 0xC0000022L Nov 15 '12 at 3:55
Thanks for your reply. I'll give it a go and see how I get on. Do you have any idea what the performance overhead of the VM would be? – user108168 Nov 15 '12 at 10:51

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