lost and found ( for me ? )

install rPath linux on KVM

just want to try rPath Linux …

So I have installed rPath Linux ( rPL ) on KVM.

download rpath-2.0.1-x86_64-disc1.iso from

before installing the rPL , check the Release notes.

# mount -t iso9660 -o loop rpath-2.0.1-x86_64-disc1.iso tmp_mnt
# cd tmp_mnt/

Seen from the Release notes , kernel ver. is 2.6.24
Major Contents

   - Conary 2.0.14
   - Linux kernel
   - GCC 4.1.2
   - Glibc 2.5
   - Xorg-X11 7.3

# cd ..
# umount tmp_mnt/

install rPath Linux with virt-manager.

OS type : Linux
Version : 2.6.x

The installation is easy , just click next , next …

after installing rPath.
It looks like there’s no desktop environment by default installation.

openssh server have not been installed..

install openssh server with conary command.

# conary update openssh-server openssh info-sshd
# /etc/init.d/sshd start
# chkconfig sshd on

or specify –resolve option to resolve dependencies
# conary update openssh-server –resolve

update all installed packages
# conary updateall
Resolving dependencies...Performing critical system updates, will then restart update.
Applying update job 1 of 2:
   Update  conary:config (2.0.42-0.1-1 -> 2.3.9-0.1-1)
   Update  conary:python (2.0.42-0.1-1 -> 2.3.9-0.1-1)
   Update  conary:runtime (2.0.42-0.1-1 -> 2.3.9-0.1-1)
   Update  python:lib (2.4.4-41-0.1 -> 2.4.4-41.4-1)
Applying update job 2 of 2:
   Update  conary:data (2.0.42-0.1-1 -> 2.3.9-0.1-1)
Critical update completed, rerunning command...
Applying update job 1 of 10:
   Update  bash(:config :runtime) (3.2.10-7-0.1 -> 3.2.10-7.1-1)
   Update  bzip2(:lib :runtime) (1.0.5-3-0.1 -> 1.0.6-0.1-1)
   Update  chkconfig(:runtime) (1.3.32-6-0.1 -> 1.3.32-6.2-1)

Let’s try to install desktop environment via conary.

nnnn , I’m not familiar with conary command..

list all packages which I can install via conary.
# conary rq

group-X package is for desktop environment ??
# conary rq | grep ^group

# conary update group-X –resolve

reboot rPath Linux.
# reboot
# startx

oh .. pity

nnnn , If we want to use using GNOME or KDE or Xfce , I think it’s easy to install Foresight Linux which is rPath Linux based distribution … (http://www.foresightlinux.org/ )


  1. Can't agree more, rpath isn't a desktop os. So if someone looking for a desktop for conary, then foresight is the way to go.
    Gnome and xfce are the common ones.

    To get started and brief info of Foresight, start to look here:


  2. Hi TForsman,
    Thank you for your comment.

    >So if someone looking for a desktop for conary, then foresight is the way to go.
    >Gnome and xfce are the common ones.

    I totally agree with you.
    rRL ins't a desktop OS.


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