[systemd-devel] [PATCH] man: systemd-nspawn: Update syntax to launch an image

Lennart Poettering lennart at poettering.net
Wed May 22 13:06:35 UTC 2019

On Mo, 20.05.19 17:08, Kashyap Chamarthy (kchamart at redhat.com) wrote:

> To access a shell on a disk image, the man page on Fedora-29 says to
> run: `systemd-nspawn -M Fedora-Cloud-Base-28-1.1.x86_64.raw`.  Let's
> try.
> List existing images:
>     $> machinectl list-images | awk '{print $1,$2}';
>     Fedora-Cloud-Base-30… raw
>     1 images
> Now invoke `systemd-nspawn` as noted in the man page:
>     $> systemd-nspawn -M Fedora-Cloud-Base-30-1.2.x86_64.raw
>     No image for machine 'Fedora-Cloud-Base-30-1.2.x86_64.raw'.
> Removing the ".raw" extension launches the image and gives a shell.
> Update the man page to reflect that.
> Frantisek Sumsal on #systemd (Freenode) noted the reason: "In older
> versions systemd -M accepted both image-name.raw and image-name as a
> valid image names, however, on Fedora 29 (systemd-239) with all the
> BTRFS stuff around it accepts only -M image-name (without the
> extension)"

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Lennart Poettering, Berlin

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