qemu virtual box libvirt openvmware
- 3 years 1 month ago
I'm would like to get one of these things to work but I don't know how to do it in Alpine.
understand that most people using this distributions are computer science people. I, however, am not. just looking to use the most secure linux distribution around.
it's rather easy to get Virtual Box running in, well, every other distribution except this one (the only one with using grsec and pax installed by default) I'm sure it's easily accomplished if a person knows and I'm sure there are 20 different simple ways to do what I want to do in alpine. I just do not know them and I don't think I am going to be able to google this with any luck.
I searched through the entire package browser to try to find something I could use to get a virtual machine up and running.
I saw all the qemu stuff and I just apk added everything I saw. some of it didn't work and some of then had the same names but were different versions. I tried putting in the version name but then the apk add wouldn't work.
I downloaded the latest version of qemu from their website but I don't know how to compile, build and install software packages in alpine. there are tutorials on how to do this in ubuntu and other distributions but I doubt I would find one specifically for alpine.
is there a page in the wiki that specifies how to install tar.gz balls of software in alpine? I've done this in ubuntu and archbang. wasn't difficult with clear instructions. I'm assuming it wouldn't be too difficult to do the same in alpine if I just had the same type of step by step instructions as are available for those other distributions.
I also apk added everything libvirt and open-vmware as well that I saw in the main repository. I suppose they are somewhere running on my computer, but they apparently don't come with front-end graphical guis.
if anyone has the time to spare, any help in these regards would be much appreciated.