[PetiteCloud] PetiteCloud on FreeBSD 10.0 with bhyve

Michael Thoreson m.thoreson at c4labs.ca
Wed Jun 18 18:12:27 PDT 2014

I have been trying to test it myself but with limited success as well 
due to poor documentation. I was working on trying to clear up the 
documentation as i worked through it.

The project is not a hoax but rather very short on members with enough 
free time at the moment to really push it along. It has been several 
months (due to a couple deaths in the family and other personal matters) 
since I have had any time to work on it but it does have some potential 
that I to would like to use in a production environment.

Would appreciate further insights you have and i will try looking into 
the documentation some more.

Michael Thoreson,

On 16/06/2014 3:09 PM, Dave Smith wrote:
> Hi All,
> Is PetiteCloud just a hoax to prove the premise that recursive make is
> harmful (as stated in one of your links)?
> Has anyone tried following the directions described on the website to
> install PetiteCloud on a fresh FreeBSD 10.0 installation using bhyve?
> Here are my results.  I installed FreeBSD 10.0 and did a freebsd-update
> to get to patch level 5.  I tried at least 4 times using some binary
> installs and at least one complete port install.
> 1. The make install takes about 2-4 hours on a fairly fast machine.
> 2. It tries to recompile everything from the ports collections instead
> of using any binary pkg installs.  This includes gcc, perl5, xlib, qemu,
> and many other things that take enormous amounts of time to re-compile.
> 3. It does not install Apache, which is required to run the Tomcat that
> PetiteCloud appears it use to implement the user interface.
> 4. The directions say to use port 8080, but I can not find any attempt
> to set up Apache on port 8080.
> 5. The make system fails and stops for missing pieces or sources at
> least 3 times.  It also stops very many times to demand configuration
> input, which requires constant monitoring during the entire make
> process. (I realize these are probably problems with the FreeBSD ports
> collection.)
> 6. Instructions telling me to go to
> assumes I am running this on my work station and not on a server.
> I am not a complete novice at this.  I have a long career writing
> software and doing system administration.  I was unable to get this to
> install and operate correctly with 4 attempts.  I could probably
> continue and eventually get PetiteCloud to work, but I am not sure I
> have the time to invest anymore.
> I wanted to use this in a production environment, but it appears that
> PetiteCloud is not ready for that.
> I would really like to know if anyone has successfully followed the
> instructions as I have done?
> Dave Smith
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