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       autopkgtest-build-lxc - Create or update autopkgtest container for autopkgtest-virt-lxc


       autopkgtest-build-lxc distribution release [architecture] [script]


       autopkgtest-build-lxc  creates  or  updates  an LXC container autopkgtest-release which is
       suitable for autopkgtest's LXC runner autopkgtest-virt-lxc(1).

       It calls lxc-create with the distribution template  (which  can  currently  be  debian  or
       ubuntu)  and  -rrelease  to  build  a debootstrap-like container, then enables deb-src apt
       sources, and runs apt-get update.

       It defaults to the native architecture, but you can  specify  a  different  one  as  third

       The path to a script to be executed inside the container to customize the container can be
       passed as the fourth parameter. The script must be a POSIX shell script,  and  should  not
       depend on bash-specific features.

       If  the  container  already  exists,  it  updates it as unintrusively as possible by first
       creating a new temporary container, and  then  rsyncing  its  root
       file  system  back  to  the  existing autopkgtest-release. Note that this could cause some
       side-effects and breakage if you have running containers with ephemeral  overlays  (i.  e.
       using  the  --ephemeral option), but it does work in general. This update process does not
       interfere at all if you use autopkgtest-virt-lxc with cloning.

       Note that you need to call this  as  root,  unless  you  set  up  LXC  to  allow  per-user
       containers. But user containers will not work with many or even most autopkgtests.

       You  can  specify  an  apt  proxy  to  use  in the container in the $AUTOPKGTEST_APT_PROXY
       environment variable. If you have an apt proxy configured on the host, the container  will
       automatically use this, otherwise there is no default.


       # autopkgtest-build-lxc debian sid

       $ sudo autopkgtest-build-lxc ubuntu trusty i386


       autopkgtest-virt-lxc(1), autopkgtest(1), lxc-create(1), /usr/share/doc/autopkgtest/.


       autopkgtest-build-lxc was written by Martin Pitt <>

       This  manpage  is  part  of  autopkgtest,  a  tool  for  testing  Debian  binary packages.
       autopkgtest is Copyright (C) 2006-2014 Canonical Ltd and others.

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