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container-create-curl - Create a Debian based container by downloading a tarball

CONTAINER-CREATE-C(1) Open Infrastructure CONTAINER-CREATE-C(1)

NAME

container-create-curl - Create a Debian based container by downloading a tarball over the network

SYNOPSIS

container create -s curl [OPTIONS]

DESCRIPTION

The curl container creation script uses curl(1) to download a tarball over the network to create a Debian based container.
 
Depending on the tarball this script otherwise creates a pure Debian system with three modificiations:
 
•hostname is set (container name) in /etc/hostname
 
•systemd machine-id is generated in /etc/machine-id
 
•root password is set (user specified or 16 random characters)

OPTIONS

The following script options are available:
-n, --name=NAME
Specify container name.
-a, --architecture=ARCHITECTURE
Specify container architecture.
"--clean*
Remove downloaded tarball after successfull container creation.
-p, --root-password=PASSWORD
Specify the root password, defaults to a random 16 character password.
--server=SERVER
Specify the image server to download from, defaults to https://files.open-infrastructure.net/system/container/debian.
--setup=SETUP
--system=SYSTEM

EXAMPLES

Create a Debian 9 (stretch) based container with same architecture as the host system:
sudo container create -s curl -n stretch.example.net
Create a Debian 9 (stretch) based container with different architecture as the host system:
sudo container create -s curl -n stretch-i386.example.net — --system debian-stretch-current_i386.system.tar.xz

FILES

The following files are used:
/etc/container-tools/config
Container configuration files.
/usr/share/container-tools/scripts
Container creation scripts.
/usr/share/doc/container-tools
Container documentation.
/var/lib/machines
Container directory.
/var/cache/container-tools
Container cache directory.

CONTAINER IMAGES

container-tools will download tarballs from a server expecting that the images are tarballs with either gzip, lzip, xz, or no compression. See container-images.sh as an example on how to create your own container images.

SEE ALSO

container-tools(7), container(1).

HOMEPAGE

More information about container-tools and the Open Infrastructure project can be found on the homepage at https://open-infrastructure.net.

CONTACT

Bug reports, feature requests, help, patches, support and everything else are welcome on the Open Infrastructure Software Mailing List <software@lists.open-infrastructure.net>.
 
Debian specific bugs can also be reported in the Debian Bug Tracking System at https://bugs.debian.org.

AUTHORS

container-tools was written by Daniel Baumann <daniel.baumann@open-infrastructure.net>.
20171101 container-tools