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Adapt a package from any release of Ubuntu for the local system, using containers.

29 February 2016
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adapt - adapt a package from any release of Ubuntu for the local system, using containers




alias [-d|distro DISTRO] [-r|--release RELEASE] -c|--command COMMAND Create an alias to a command in your ~/.adapt/bin/ directory install [-d|distro DISTRO] [-r|--release RELEASE] -p|--package PACKAGE Install a package in an adapt container purge|erase [-d|distro DISTRO] [-r|--release RELEASE] -p|--package PACKAGE Remove (purge) a package from an adapt container list List all available adapt containers run [-d|distro DISTRO] [-r|--release RELEASE] -c|--command COMMAND Run a command from an adapt container shell [-d|distro DISTRO] [-r|--release RELEASE] Open a shell in an adapt container unalias [-d|distro DISTRO] [-r|--release RELEASE] -c|--command COMMAND Remove an alias create


-c|--command COMMAND Command to run or alias or unalias -v|--verbose|--debug Enable verbose debugging -d|--distro DISTRO Distro, e.g ubuntu, centos, debian -p|--package PACKAGE Goes with install, packages to install -r|--release RELEASE Version of distro, e.g. trusty, 7, wheezy -h|--help Display help/usage information


This package provides a simple, clean method to install and use packages, services, and binaries from one version of Ubuntu onto another, without requiring PPAs. Instead, it uses LXD and Ubuntu system containers.


apt(8), lxc(1)


This manpage and the utility were written by Dustin Kirkland <> for Ubuntu systems (but may be used by others). Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document and the utility under the terms of the GNU General Public License, Version 3 published by the Free Software Foundation. The complete text of the GNU General Public License can be found in /usr/share/common- licenses/GPL on Debian/Ubuntu systems or on the web at
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