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       adt-buildvm-ubuntu-cloud - Create Ubuntu cloud image based VM for adt-virt-qemu


       adt-buildvm-ubuntu-cloud [options]


       adt-buildvm-ubuntu-cloud   downloads   an   Ubuntu  cloud  image  and  configures  it  for
       autopkgtest's QEMU runner (adt-virt-qemu):

       *   Resize the image to 6 GB (by default, you can change this with an option), which ought
           to be sufficient for most tests.

       *   Create an user "ubuntu" with password "ubuntu".

       *   Add apt sources for "restricted" and "multiverse" components.

       *   Create  an init.d script to start a root shell on ttyS1 at boot, so that adt-virt-qemu
           can be used without additional arguments or logging in through ttyS0.

           You can select release, architecture, apt proxy, etc. with options. The  defaults  are
           aimed at testing the development series of the architecture of your host system.


       -a arch | --arch=arch
              Ubuntu  architecture  name,  e.  g.  "i386"  or "amd64". Default is the host system

       -r codename | --release=codename
              Ubuntu release code name, e. g. "trusty". Default is the current development series
              (this needs python-distro-info installed).

       -m URL | --mirror=URL
              Mirror for apt (default:

       -p URL | --proxy=URL
              Proxy  for  apt.  If  apt-cacher-ng  is  running  on  the  local  host, the VM will
              automatically use this (i. e.  use  otherwise  there  is  no

              URL   from   where   to   download   the   cloud   images  (default:  http://cloud-

       -s DISK_SIZE | --disk-size=DISK_SIZE
              Grow downloaded image (which have a default size of 2GB) by this size (default: 4G,
              i. e. the image will be 6GB big in total).

       -o DIR | --output-dir=DIR
              Output directory for generated image (default: current directory).

       -q command | --qemu-command=command
              QEMU  command  to  run. This defaults to the qemu-system-* that matches your system

       -v | --verbose
              Show VM guest and cloud-init output.

              Do not run apt-get dist-upgrade during initialization.

              Run shell command in the VM after the setup.

              Use a custom cloud-init metadata file to initialize the cloud image VM.

              Use a custom cloud-init userdata file to initialize the cloud image VM.

              Timeout for cloud-init. Default is 3600 s.


       If you use lots of options, you can put parts of, or the whole command line  into  a  text
       file,  with one line per option. E. g. you can create a file trusty-i386.cfg with contents


       and then run

              adt-buildvm-ubuntu-cloud @trusty-i386.cfg

       The contents of the configuration file will be expanded in-place  as  if  you  would  have
       given  its contents on the command line. Please ensure that you don't place spaces between
       short options and their values, they would become a part of the argument value.


       adt-virt-qemu(1), adt-run(1),, /usr/share/doc/autopkgtest/.


       adt-buildvm-ubuntu-cloud 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