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LXC Jessie Template

Debian Jessie LXC Template

Debian Jessie is an outdated release of Debian, but you might need to install it in order to test migration from it.

I usually use LXC, and when I try to setup a Jessie release with lca-create, it fails because it is no more in the LXC official regitry.

I then needed to look for a way to build one of my own.

I looked for a YAML definition file here:, I got an answer to get it from a previous commit:

I then installed distrobuilder then launched image building with

sudo ${HOME}/go/bin/distrobuilder build-lxc debian.yaml \
  -o image.architecture=amd64 \
  -o image.release=jessie --debug

The nex step is to create the container not with a "download" template, but with a "local" one:

lxc-create -n d8-test -t local -- --metadata meta.tar.xz --fstree rootfs.tar.xz

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