Take the 2-minute tour ×
Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. It's 100% free, no registration required.

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?

share|improve this question
    
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
add comment

1 Answer

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

Create a new guest

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

DIST='dapper'
MIRROR="http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu" 

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.

share|improve this answer
    
Isn't dapper and edgy a bit outdated w.r.t. the question?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
add comment

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.