Bug#747909: autopkgtest: Support docker.io virtualization for running tests

Martin Pitt mpitt at debian.org
Mon Jul 7 12:43:39 UTC 2014

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Hello Olivier,

Olivier Berger [2014-05-12 21:56 +0200]:
> It would be great to be able to run tests inside docker containers.
> AFAIU, this shouldn't differ too much from LXC, as docker uses Linux
> containers.

Yeah, that was my impression as well. I haven't used docker so far,
how far do you get when you just try the LXC runner against a docker
instance? As long as you can start these with lxc-start-ephemeral (or
lxc-clone/start), they should be fine? (Assuming that they are Debian
based, of course)

For the record: It's unlikely that I'll work on that myself, but I'll
happily review and integrate such a runner, provided it comes with
good test coverage.


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