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Manage systemd-nspawn containers.

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NAME

container-tools - Manage systemd-nspawn containers

DESCRIPTION

"[A Linux container] is an operating-system-level virtualization environment for running multiple isolated Linux systems (containers) on a single Linux control host." — Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LXC) container-tools provides the system integration for managing containers using systemd-nspawn.

DOWNLOAD

· Upstream Releases: https://files.open-infrastructure.net/software/container-tools/upstream · Upstream Sources: https://sources.open-infrastructure.net/software/container-tools · Debian Releases: https://files.open-infrastructure.net/software/container-tools/debian · Debian Sources: https://sources.progress-linux.org/users/daniel/debian/packages/open-infrastructure-conta ↲ iner-tools

INSTALLATION

SOURCE 1. sudo apt install asciidoc git docbook-xml docbook-xsl libxml2-utils make xsltproc dbus systemd-container 2. git clone https://sources.open-infrastructure.net/software/container-tools 3. cd container-tools && sudo make install DEBIAN 9 (STRETCH) AND NEWER · sudo apt install container-tools

DEVELOPMENT

Bug reports, feature requests, help, patches, support and everything else are welcome on the Open Infrastructure Software Mailing List: · https://lists.open-infrastructure.net/listinfo/software Please base patches against the next Git branch using common sense: · https://www.kernel.org/doc/Documentation/SubmittingPatches Debian specific bugs can also be reported in the Debian Bug Tracking System: · https://bugs.debian.org

KNOWN LIMITATIONS

· This version of container-tools currently do not work with systemd-networkd and depend on ifupdown. · Using overlay, the upper directory can not be an NFS mount due to limitations in Linux' overlay filesystem, see https://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/tree/Documentation/filesy ↲ stems/overlayfs.txt

USAGE

Create a new container: sudo container create -n NAME Start a container: sudo container start -n NAME Stop a container: sudo container stop -n NAME Remove a container: sudo container remove -n NAME List container on the system: sudo container list Show container-tools version: container version See container(1) for a list of all container commands.
2016-02-24: Systemd vs. Docker https://lwn.net/Articles/676831/ 2015-06-10: Systemd and containers https://lwn.net/Articles/647634/ 2014-07-07: Control groups https://lwn.net/Articles/604609/ 2013-11-13: Systemd-Nspawn is Chroot on Steroids [LinuxCon Europe] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7LlUs5D9p4 2013-11-03: Creating containers with systemd-nspawn https://lwn.net/Articles/572957/ 2013-02-06: Systemd lightweight containers https://lwn.net/Articles/536033/ 2013-01-04: Namespaces in operation https://lwn.net/Articles/531114/

AUTHORS

· Daniel Baumann <@open-infrastructure.net>
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container-tools(7) referred by container-auto(1) | container-console(1) | container-create(1) | container-create-curl(1) | container-create-debconf(1) | container-create-debootstrap(1) | container-enter(1) | container-key(1) | container-limit(1) | container-list(1) | container-move(1) | container-remove(1) | container-restart(1) | container-start(1) | container-status(1) | container-stop(1) | container-top(1) | container-version(1)
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