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       autopkgtest-virt-lxd - autopkgtest virtualisation server using LXD


       autopkgtest [...] -- lxd [options] image [-- extra lxc launch args...]


       autopkgtest-virt-lxd  provides  an autopkgtest virtualisation server using LXD. It creates
       temporary containers from the given LXD image name.

       Normally autopkgtest-virt-lxd will be invoked by autopkgtest.


       autopkgtest-virt-lxd makes no strict assumptions about the image. However,  it  is  highly
       recommended  that  the  image has eatmydata installed, or at least that gets installed via
       setup commands.

       For production use, it is recommended  to  use  autopkgtest-build-lxd(1)  to  generate  an
       optimized  image  with  autopkgtest's  standard  setup  commands applied. Then these setup
       commands don't need to be applied for every test.  This is particularly necessary  if  you
       want  to  use --apt-source tests, i. e. use apt-get source in the test bed to download the
       package to test. Standard images  from  do  not  have  "deb-src"  apt
       sources by default.


       -r remote | --remote=remote
              Run  container  on  given  remote  host instead of locally. See lxc remote list for
              available remotes.

       -d | --debug
              Enables debugging output.

       You can pass additional options to lxd launch: Anything after a -- gets appended  verbatim
       to lxc launch image.


       The   behaviour   of   autopkgtest-virt-lxd   is  as  described  by  the  AutomatedTesting
       virtualisation regime specification.


       Show available images on the standard remote image server:

              lxc image list images:

       Run the tests of a local built directory tree on the current Debian  sid  image  from  the
       above images: remote:

              autopkgtest my-package/ -- lxd images:debian/sid/amd64

       Run  the  tests  in  a  local  built  directory  tree from a local LXD image desktop/i386,
       ensuring that eatmydata is installed:

              autopkgtest --setup-commands 'apt-get install -y eatmydata' dir/to/test/ \
                -- lxd desktop/i386

       Run the tests of the gdk-pixbuf package on the current Debian sid image from  the  images:
       remote on a remote armhf host:

              lxc remote add armhf-test
              autopkgtest --setup-commands=setup-testbed gdk-pixbuf -- \
                 lxd --remote armhf-test images:debian/sid/armhf

       Build a local image with standard setup commands pre-applied from a remote standard image,
       and run gdk-pixbuf test in it:

              autopkgtest-build-lxd images:ubuntu/xenial/amd64
              autopkgtest gdk-pixbuf -- lxd autopkgtest/ubuntu/xenial/amd64


       autopkgtest(1), autopkgtest-build-lxd(1), /usr/share/doc/autopkgtest/.


       autopkgtest-virt-lxd was written by Martin Pitt <>.

       This manpage  is  part  of  autopkgtest,  a  tool  for  testing  Debian  binary  packages.
       autopkgtest is Copyright (C) 2006-2015 Canonical Ltd and others.

       See  /usr/share/doc/autopkgtest/CREDITS  for  the  list  of  contributors and full copying