Sunday, January 27, 2013

Using debootstrap with grsec

If you attempt to use debootstrap with grsec (more specifically with a kernel compiled with CONFIG_GRKERNSEC_CHROOT_MOUNT=y), you may see it bail out because of this error:
W: Failure trying to run: chroot path/to/root mount -t proc proc /proc
One way to work around this is to bind-mount procfs into the new chroot.  Just apply the following patch before runnning debootstrap:
--- /usr/share/debootstrap/functions.orig       2013-01-27 02:05:55.000000000 -0800
+++ /usr/share/debootstrap/functions    2013-01-27 02:06:39.000000000 -0800
@@ -975,12 +975,12 @@
                umount_on_exit /proc/bus/usb
                umount_on_exit /proc
                umount "$TARGET/proc" 2>/dev/null || true
-               in_target mount -t proc proc /proc
+               sudo mount -o bind /proc "$TARGET/proc"
                if [ -d "$TARGET/sys" ] && \
                   grep -q '[[:space:]]sysfs' /proc/filesystems 2>/dev/null; then
                        umount_on_exit /sys
                        umount "$TARGET/sys" 2>/dev/null || true
-                       in_target mount -t sysfs sysfs /sys
+                       sudo mount -o bind /sys "$TARGET/sys"
                fi
                on_exit clear_mtab
                ;;
As a side note, a minbase chroot of Precise (12.04 LTS) is takes only 142MB of disk space.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thx!! :D