[lxc-users] Possible bug

Saint Michael venefax at gmail.com
Fri May 19 02:12:41 UTC 2017

The container is Debian 7. It does not use systemd.

On Thu, May 18, 2017 at 9:01 PM, Fajar A. Nugraha <list at fajar.net> wrote:

> On Fri, May 19, 2017 at 7:45 AM, gunnar.wagner <
> gunnar.wagner at netcologne.de> wrote:
>> a bit OT related to this thread but from what Fajar has posted here it
>> almost sounds like you shouldn't/couldn't use debian inside a container
>> unless you are prepared to conduct far from trivial post launch system
>> tweaking (reinstalling systemd was mentioned)
>> Is that a valid assumption?
> Distros generally needed some level of adjustmet to run nicely inside a
> container. Some of the adjustments might not be necessary anymore as the
> required patches make their way upstream, and trickle down to the distro.
> Ubuntu sponsors lxc. Thus it make sense for them to integrate the patches
> internally on their distro. Which makes running ubuntu containers easy.
> Container templates integrate SOME known workarounds needed to run distros
> inside a container. If there's a template, then it should run fine (as
> least for most common usecase) as PRIVILEGED container. However
> unprivileged (and especially related to systemd) is a special case. IIRC
> the necessary systemd support only make it upstream after jessie was
> released. I'm not sure whether jessie backports those changes (last time I
> tested was several months ago, back then it still needs systemd from
> squeeze to run correctly as unpriv container).
> For this specific case, if you look at https://github.com/lxc/lxc/
> blob/master/templates/lxc-debian.in#L100 , the debian template creates
> the symlink. Which should work fine. The problem that OP experienced
> happened because he deleted the symlink.
> --
> Fajar
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