Some of you might be aware of the fact that RPMs can easily be converted to DEBs using alien - as long as there are no heavy dependencies etc.
Since Debian (Squeeze) has very outdated OpenVZ packages, I decided to take a look at the OpenVZ wiki and found out, that the RPMs can be used on Debian without fear as well (http://wiki.openvz.org/Install_kerne..._on_Debian_6.0
). So I tried them and in fact, they are very stable - and you get ploop support and more.
However, it's not that cool to go through the process over and over (converting / copying) so I created a package repository for the converted RPMs letting me install them on all servers without a pain.
I thought it might be of interest for some of you too, so here are the details you need to start using the repo:
Debian Squeeze amd64
Debian Squeeze i386
(Ubuntu and other .deb based distors may be supported too)
2. Add public GPG key
apt-key add key.asc
3. Add repository
and add: http://packages.rackster-server.ch/debian
apt-get install <package>
5. Available packages
I did nothing other than the alien process/command listed in the OpenVZ wiki - so absolutely no credits to me!
As I didn't find any information about if it's allowed to run a package repository containing their packages, I wrote the Parallels support (still awaiting an answer), but I don't see a problem in it.
However, if I get news - I'll let you know.