Provided by: autopkgtest_3.20.4_all
adt-build-lxc - Create or update autopkgtest container for adt-virt-lxc
adt-build-lxc distribution release [architecture]
adt-build-lxc creates or updates an LXC container adt-release which is suitable for autopkgtest's LXC runner adt-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 parameter. If the container already exists, it updates it as unintrusively as possible by first creating a new temporary container adt-release.new, and then rsyncing its root file system back to the existing adt-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 adt-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 $ADT_APT_PROXY environment variable. If apt-cacher-ng is running on the local host, the container will automatically use this (i. e. use the IP from the lxcbr0 interface) otherwise there is no default.
# adt-build-lxc debian sid $ sudo adt-build-lxc ubuntu trusty i386
adt-virt-lxc(1), adt-run(1), lxc-create(1), /usr/share/doc/autopkgtest/.
AUTHORS AND COPYRIGHT
adt-build-lxc was written by Martin Pitt <email@example.com> 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 conditions.