[clug] VMware ThinApps: anything like this in the FOSS/Linux world?

steve jenkin sjenkin at canb.auug.org.au
Sat Apr 30 02:52:52 MDT 2011

Brad Hards wrote on 30/04/11 6:09 PM:
> On Saturday 30 April 2011 12:43:06 steve jenkin wrote:
>> Does the same functionality exist in the FOSS world?
> Can you describe the exact functionality you're looking for? What is the 
> purpose you'd apply to something like this?

Can I create an image of a Virtual Machine and encapsulate it with the
VM-runtime into a single binary/executable image??

>> Can I do something like this for QEMU or anything else?

> QEMU would be useful if you want to run an application that is build for 
> another architecture (either just the app, or a whole OS environment).
> Otherwise you might be able to do something with a chroot'd environment, build 
> from a self-extracting archive (e.g. makeself). Depends on what you need.

I don't want to modify the host O/S at all, modulo using swap or /tmp.

> Brad

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