May 3, 2012
mockchain has grown a couple more options:
originally the chrootname was the first argument – but that became an annoyance and limitation for some other plans so I just made it -r. This is now required to make it work
I also made it so the pkgs you specify can be local pkgs or they can be http[s] urls to pkgs. mockchain will fetch and build them for you. This is in order to achieve some other evil plans I have.
May 2, 2012
I wanted to make sure people knew the background on spherical cow:
having worked as a sysadmin in a physics department this was a bit of a running gag so the name amuses me.
It was good to be amused by things while working in the physics dept 🙂