[systemd-devel] Creating containers from local .raw or tar images

Erik Johnson erik at saltstack.com
Mon Mar 2 23:22:16 PST 2015

On Tue, Mar 03, 2015 at 12:24:10AM +0100, Lennart Poettering wrote:
>On Mon, 02.03.15 15:45, Erik Johnson (erik at saltstack.com) wrote:
>> The machinectl pull-* commands allow you to download container images,
>> but no such option (yet) exists for deploying from an image or tar file
>> on your local filesystem.
>> Are there plans to expand the machinectl pull-* commands to support
>> either absolute file paths or file:/// URLs?
>> My current dirty hack is to run an nginx instance that listens only on
>> localhost, and pull from http://localhost/path/to/container.tar.gz, but
>> this is far from ideal.
>You can simply place your raw or tar images in /var/lib/machines/
>But yeah, pretty high on my list is to add "machinectl import-raw",
>"machinectl import-tar", "machinectl export-raw", "machinectl
>export-tar", for doing this in a nice way.
>Lennart Poettering, Red Hat

Nice, I figured this would be the logical next step. Right now I am
writing support for managing nspawn images in SaltStack, so I was just
considering possibilities for functions to add.


Erik Johnson | Senior Engineer

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