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authorBrian Harring <>2012-04-13 21:55:02 -0700
committerBrian Harring <>2012-04-13 23:23:28 -0700
commit0febb845b529a281b65d8ac68bceb4761be3583b (patch)
parentconvert this into a usable ebuild repository (diff)
drop the README, instead add comments to the kvm init script
2 files changed, 5 insertions, 36 deletions
diff --git a/README b/README
deleted file mode 100644
index 71a890f..0000000
--- a/README
+++ /dev/null
@@ -1,36 +0,0 @@
-This copy of kvm-init-script has a bugfix from the one at
-It also adds printing the vnc port number to the "Starting..."
- message. This makes it easier to know the port # to connect to with
- vnc viewer , etc. Usefull info when you run several vm's at the same time.
-the instructions are quite simple.
- cp kvm-init-script /etc/init.d/kvm
- cp kvm-conf.example /etc/conf.d/kvm.example
-Edit the kvm.example changing mac address, vnc port, etc. as needed.
-You can see I have several OTHER_ARGS= lines pre-defined, so that it is easy to
- switch the boot up options by just commenting/uncommenting the desired line.
- Hmm, this could probably be extended to accept startup options that can select
- which OTHER_ARGS=line to use for the startup.
-Save it to /etc/kvm.instance-name
-create the init script instance with a matching name
- ln -s /etc/init.d/kvm /etc/init.d/kvm.instance-name
-then start it;
- /etc/init.d/kvm.instance-name start
-It also responds to stop, reboot (which sends the vm the reboot signal,
- so it can do a proper shutdown/reboot).
-It can also be added to different run levels using rc-update.
diff --git a/app-emulation/kvm-init-script/files/kvm-init-script b/app-emulation/kvm-init-script/files/kvm-init-script
index 7bfeb9d..cfd35c2 100644
--- a/app-emulation/kvm-init-script/files/kvm-init-script
+++ b/app-emulation/kvm-init-script/files/kvm-init-script
@@ -2,6 +2,11 @@
# Copyright 2009 Gentoo Foundation
# Distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License v2
+# To use this, symlink a target kvm instance to this script.
+# Literally, ln -s kvm /etc/init.d/kvm.<vmname>
+# then have a config named /etc/conf.d/kvm.<vmname>