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LXC-CREATE(1) General Commands Manual LXC-CREATE(1)
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lxc-create - mock lxc-create command used by LAVA


Mocks lxc-create command used by Linaro Automated Validation Architecture (LAVA). LXC is Linux Containers userspace tools. lxc-create does not use LXC. It is part of lava-lxc-mocker, which mocks some of the LXC commands used by LAVA.


lxc-create {-n name} [-q] [-- --packages]


Use container identifier NAME. The container identifier format is an alphanumeric string. It creates a directory /var/lib/lxc/NAME and creates symbolic link /var/lib/lxc/NAME/rootfs with target as / (the root)

optional argument:
quite or mute on

-- --packages=PACKAGE_NAME1,PACKAGE_NAME2,...
List of packages to install. Comma separated, without space. Note: this option is prefixed by '-- '

lxc-create accepts the above options. Any other option specified other than the above, will be ignored.


To create a mock container and install packages, use
lxc-create -q -t debian -n container -- --release sid --packages systemd,systemd-sysv


The commands provided by lava-lxc-mocker are simple shell scripts that use the same command names mocking some LXC commands and does not use LXC. lava-lxc-mocker commands still need to be executed in the same sequence as a typical LXC operation. In particular, once a container has been created, that container needs to be destroyed to clean up the symlinks and other artifacts.


lava-lxc-mocker(7), lxc-attach(1), lxc-destroy(1), lxc-device(1), lxc-info(1), lxc-start(1), lxc-stop(1)


Released under the MIT License:


Senthil Kumaran S <>


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March 31, 2019 2019.01