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       autopkgtest-buildvm-ubuntu-cloud  -  Create  Ubuntu  cloud image based VM for autopkgtest-


       autopkgtest-buildvm-ubuntu-cloud [options]


       autopkgtest-buildvm-ubuntu-cloud downloads an Ubuntu cloud image  and  configures  it  for
       autopkgtest's QEMU runner (autopkgtest-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  autopkgtest-
           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 you have an apt proxy configured on the local host, the  VM  will
              automatically use this; otherwise there is no default.

              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.

              VM RAM size in MiB. Default is 512 MiB.


       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

              autopkgtest-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.


       If the $AUTOPKGTEST_KEEP_APT_SOURCES environment variable is set  to  a  non-empty  value,
       autopkgtest-buildvm-ubuntu-cloud  will  keep whatever /etc/apt/sources.list was set in the
       downloaded image.

       Otherwise, if the $AUTOPKGTEST_APT_SOURCES_FILE environment variable is set to a non-empty
       value,   for   example   AUTOPKGTEST_APT_SOURCES_FILE=/home/me/ubuntu/sources.list,   then
       autopkgtest-buildvm-ubuntu-cloud will read that file (on the host system) and  use  it  to
       populate  /etc/apt/sources.list in the virtual machine; or if the $AUTOPKGTEST_APT_SOURCES
       environment    variable    is    set    to    a    non-empty    value,     for     example
       AUTOPKGTEST_APT_SOURCES=$(cat  /home/me/ubuntu/sources.list),  autopkgtest-buildvm-ubuntu-
       cloud will write it directly into /etc/apt/sources.list in the virtual machine.


       autopkgtest-virt-qemu(1),         autopkgtest(1),,


       autopkgtest-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