autopkgtest-lxd(1) autopkgtest virtualisation server using LXD


autopkgtest [...] -- lxd [options] image [-- extra lxc launch args...]


autopkgtest-lxd provides an autopkgtest virtualisation server using LXD. It creates temporary containers from the given LXD image name.

Normally autopkgtest-lxd will be invoked by autopkgtest.


autopkgtest-lxd makes no strict assumptions about the image. However, it is highly recommended that the image has eatmydata installed, or at least that gets installed via setup commands.

For production use, it is recommended to use autopkgtest-build-lxd(1) to generate an optimized image with autopkgtest's standard setup commands applied. Then these setup commands don't need to be applied for every test. This is particularly necessary if you want to use --apt-source tests, i. e. use apt-get source in the test bed to download the package to test. Standard images from do not have "deb-src" apt sources by default.


-r remote | --remote=remote
Run container on given remote host instead of locally. See lxc remote list for available remotes.

-d | --debug
Enables debugging output.

You can pass additional options to lxd launch: Anything after a -- gets appended verbatim to lxc launch image.


The behaviour of autopkgtest-lxd is as described by the AutomatedTesting virtualisation regime specification.


Show available images on the standard remote image server:

lxc image list images:

Run the tests of a local built directory tree on the current Debian sid image from the above images: remote:

autopkgtest my-package/ -- lxd images:debian/sid/amd64

Run the tests in a local built directory tree from a local LXD image desktop/i386, ensuring that eatmydata is installed:

autopkgtest --setup-commands 'apt-get install -y eatmydata' dir/to/test/ \
  -- lxd desktop/i386

Run the tests of the gdk-pixbuf package on the current Debian sid image from the images: remote on a remote armhf host:

lxc remote add armhf-test autopkgtest --setup-commands=setup-testbed gdk-pixbuf -- \
   lxd --remote armhf-test images:debian/sid/armhf

Build a local image with standard setup commands pre-applied from a remote standard image, and run gdk-pixbuf test in it:

autopkgtest-build-lxd images:ubuntu/xenial/amd64 autopkgtest gdk-pixbuf -- lxd autopkgtest/ubuntu/xenial/amd64


autopkgtest-lxd was written by Martin Pitt <[email protected]>.

This manpage is part of autopkgtest, a tool for testing Debian binary packages. autopkgtest is Copyright (C) 2006-2015 Canonical Ltd and others.

See /usr/share/doc/autopkgtest/CREDITS for the list of contributors and full copying conditions.