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Distrobuilder 2.1 has been released

27th of April 2022

Introduction

The distrobuilder team is proud to announce the release of distrobuilder 2.1!

Outside of the usual updates to account for changes made by various distributions, the main highlights are:

  • Removal of Ubuntu Core support
  • Validation of YAML configuration
  • Support for local files in the rootfs source
  • Support for native Windows 11 drivers when available
  • Addition of virtiostor driver on Windows
  • New --sources-dir and --keep-sources command line arguments
  • Update to LXD's new cloud-init configuration keys
  • Change of logging framework (logrus)

The full list of commits is available below:

Detailed changelog
  • sources/oracle: Run yum with --skip-broken
  • ubuntu.yaml: add releases hirsute, impish, jammy
  • sources: Fix Oracle 7 for aarch64
  • sources: Fix Oracle install script
  • sources/rootfs: Support local files
  • doc: Mention local image files for rootfs downloader
  • main: Add --sources-dir and --keep-sources
  • sources: Pass sourcesDir to downloaders
  • shared,sources: Reorganize code
  • sources: Drop arguments on VerifyFile
  • sources: Drop arguments on GetSignedContent
  • sources: Drop arguments on CreateGPGKeyring
  • main: Change directory of virtioISOPath
  • doc: Add --sources-dir and --keep-sources
  • sources: Fix RHEL common build directories
  • main: Fix timeout handler
  • generators: Use new cloud-init config keys
  • main: Handle interrupt and timeout with context
  • *: Add context to RunCommand
  • *: Add stdin and stdout to RunCommand
  • : Replace lxd.RunCommand with shared.RunCommand
  • sources: Add context to recvGPGKeys
  • generators: Fix cloud-init network config
  • generators: Add trailing newline to cloud-init files
  • managers: Add missing context to struct
  • Update gomod
  • *: Allow cancelling downloads using context
  • *: Clean up failed downloads
  • .github/workflows: Drop Go 1.13
  • sources: Fix downloads with multiple hashes
  • sources: Drop Sabayon
  • managers: Drop luet
  • Update gomod
  • *: Switch from zap to logrus
  • sources/alt: Support armhf
  • gomod: Update dependencies
  • systemd: Use absolute path to udevadm
  • generators/cloud-init: Fix network-config
  • systemd-generator: Handle /bin/udevadm
  • generators/cloud-init: Fix content override
  • Add compatibility with CentOS 9 stream.
  • systemd: Add override for ProcSubset
  • Fixed typo
  • lxd-agent: cleaner shutdown sequence
  • windows: Use available w11 and 2k22 drivers
  • sources: Switch to own Unpack function
  • Update gomod
  • Revert "lxd-agent: cleaner shutdown sequence"
  • vm: Use discard mount option
  • Update gomod
  • github: Drop go 1.16.x and 1.17.x
  • Makefile: Update for go 1.18
  • vm: Optimise mount options for speed
  • Satisfy staticcheck
  • Update gomod
  • Makefile: Switch to staticcheck
  • main: Fix image targets for LXD
  • lxd-agent: Sync with upstream LXD
  • main: override systemd features only when security.nesting=false
  • source: Return error correctly
  • sources/ubuntu: Drop Ubuntu Core
  • Remove data directory
  • shared/definition: Add DefinitionFilterType
  • main: Use UnmarshalStrict
  • main: Add validate sub-command
  • main: Use DefinitionFilterType
  • shared/definition: Fix unmarshalling of DefinitionFilterType
  • test: Add TestDefinitionFilterTypeUnmarshalYAML
  • main: systemd's ReadWritePaths came with version 231
  • windows: Add viostor driver

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Distrobuilder 2.0 has been released

18th of October 2021

Introduction

The distrobuilder team is proud to announce its initial release, distrobuilder 2.0!

As usual, this release fixes a variety of issues as Linux distributions evolve and change the way they're built. Additionally, it also improves the Windows ISO repack feature quite a bit and introduces support for directly importing an image into LXD

The main highlights are:

  • windows: Support for Windows 11 and Windows Server 2022 ISO images
  • windows: Addition of virtio GPU driver
  • gentoo: Support for custom variants
  • New --import-into-lxd command line option

The full list of commits is available below:

Detailed changelog
  • Makefile: Tweak generation of dist tarball
  • sources/plamolinux: Support new pkgtools8
  • main: Check systemd-sysctl path
  • systemd: Properly check for instance type
  • windows: Add Windows 11 support
  • sources/plamolinux: Fix a process related to pkgtools8
  • sources/plamolinux: more fix related to pkgtools8
  • Update gomod
  • main: Skip overlay on zfs
  • *: Replace Wrap with WithMessage
  • windows: Fix pongo variable name in balloon driver
  • *: Replace RunCommand with RsyncLocal
  • utils: Fix error handling in RsyncLocal
  • windows: Add driver viogpudo
  • Update mkdocs.yml
  • main: Add support for Windows Server 2022
  • *: Switch to errors without stack traces
  • Update go modules
  • sources/openwrt: Drop lxd-openwrt repo and SDK
  • main: Log image creation
  • sources/gentoo: Allow custom source variants
  • *: Record created filenames
  • main: Add --import-into-lxd flag
  • Update go mod
  • doc: Update packages.md
  • doc: Update building.md
  • main: Fix post-files actions for lxc
  • main: Check for snap when importing LXD image
  • shared/definition: s/-/_/
  • generators: Add definition to generator init
  • generators: Drop template rendering in cloud-init and dump
  • doc: Update renamend key values
  • doc/generators: Add missing source field
  • doc: Mention general pongo support
  • shared/util: Add Retry function
  • shared/net: Use Retry for downloads
  • sources: Use Retry for networking
  • Update go.mod
  • sources/debootstrap: Handle merged /usr
  • systemd: drop unused variable
  • systemd: double quote to prevent globbing and word splitting
  • systemd: generate zzz-lxc-service.conf in one go
  • main: remove NoNewPrivileges=no from systemd-generator
  • Revert "main: remove NoNewPrivileges=no from systemd-generator"
  • github: Bump Go versions
  • sources/oracle: Fix rpm/yum issue
  • Update gomod

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Distrobuilder 1.3 has been released

9th of August 2021

Introduction

The distrobuilder team is proud to announce its initial release, distrobuilder 1.3!

The main highlights are:
- New systemd generator to dynamically apply needed tweaks in containers
- Support for AlmaLinux, SpringdaleLinux and RockyLinux (using shared CentOS logic)
- Support for busybox images

The full list of commits is available below:

Detailed changelog
  • sources/centos: Support patch releases
  • sources/centos: Fix CentOS 8-Stream
  • sources/centos: Only print error on patch releases
  • sources/centos: Fix CentOS 8 Stream
  • sources/centos: Fix centos-stream-repos package on 8-Stream
  • sources: Support OpenWrt on ARM
  • main: Fix systemd capabilities
  • sources/funtoo: Handle missing releases
  • sources/funtoo: Improve error handling
  • managers/zypper: Add --replacefiles flag to install
  • main: Consider the case of boot.wim and install.wim
  • systemd: Also disable ProtectKernelTunables=no
  • Adding AlmaLinux to build code
  • Adds almalinux-http to valid downloaders list
  • sources/funtoo: Add missing break
  • main: Skip overlay on xfs
  • main: Run systemd fix before post-files actions
  • main: Add --disable-overlay flag
  • main: Add systemd generator
  • sources: Add generic HTTP downloader
  • shared/definition: Support rootfs-http
  • sources: Add Rocky Linux
  • shared/definition: Support rockylinux-http downloader
  • sources: Add Springdale Linux
  • shared/definition: Support springdalelinux-http downloader
  • main: Support source.URL template
  • systemd: Refactor generator
  • systemd-generator: Some small fixes
  • main: Fix typos in systemd-generator
  • main: Refactor networkd/resolved fixes
  • main: Simplify sed call
  • main: s/which/type/ in systemd generator
  • main: Make sure to return 0
  • main: Add settings for privileged containers
  • main: Fix cloud-init and NetworkManager detection
  • main: Add more distros to NetworkManager fix
  • main: Fix calls to fix_ro_paths
  • main: Restrict networkd/resolved fix to unprivileged containers
  • main: Fix path of ip command
  • main: Add /lib/systemd to searchable paths
  • systemd: Make sure override runs last
  • systemd: Fix Oracle networking
  • systemd: Make network-connection-activate work on Oracle
  • systemd: Always apply NM fix on centos
  • almalinux: clean up downloader code and add beta/rc support
  • main: Fix typo in systemd generator
  • main: Add fix for systemd-udev-trigger.service
  • systemd: Mask more units
  • main: Add fix for systemd-sysctl
  • sources/opensuse: Fix path to non-x86_64 tarballs
  • sources/opensuse: Fix URL to tarballs
  • main: Replace Sanity Checks with Quick Checks
  • sources: Rework downloader
  • sources: s/docker/docker-http/
  • systemd: Mask systemd-pstore.service
  • sources/centos: Support CentOS 8 on armhf
  • sources/oracle: Fix ISO paths and support aarch64
  • main: Mask ua-messaging.service
  • sources: Remove duplicate code
  • sources/almalinux: Update errors
  • sources/alpine: Update errors
  • sources/alt: Update errors
  • sources/apertis: Update errors
  • sources/archlinux: Update errors
  • sources/centos: Update errors
  • sources/debootstrap: Update errors
  • sources/docker: Update errors
  • sources/fedora: Update errors
  • sources/funtoo: Update errors
  • sources/gentoo: Update errors
  • sources/opensuse: Update errors
  • sources/openwrt: Update errors
  • source/oraclelinux: Update errors
  • sources/plamolinux: Update errors
  • sources/rhel-common: Update errors
  • sources/rocky: Update errors
  • sources/rootfs: Update errors
  • sources/sabayon: Update errors
  • sources/springdalelinux: Update errors
  • sources/ubuntu: Update errors
  • sources/voidlinux: Update errors
  • sources/centos: Add more GPG keys
  • sources/oracle: Run yum with --skip-broken
  • managers: Refactor
  • main: Use refactored managers
  • Drop apt-transport-https (transitional since 18.04)
  • Revert "sources/oracle: Run yum with --skip-broken"
  • sources/oracle: Fix iso script
  • Avoid systemd generator to break systemd-networkd connections
  • sources/oracle: Fix OL7 base URL
  • sources/centos: Add GPG keys early
  • sources/centos: Fix CentOS repo names
  • sources/centos: Check repo before disabling it
  • sources/centos: Include more gpg keys
  • openwrt: Add ability to make 21.02 RC images
  • systemd: Mask hwdb-update
  • Drop Ubuntu 14.04 (EOL)
  • Drop Ubuntu 16.04 (EOL)
  • sources/gentoo: Support arm64
  • sources/gentoo: Support source variant
  • systemd: Fix typo in unit name
  • generators: Drop upstart-tty
  • generators: Refactor generators
  • main: Use refactored generators
  • main: Check filter before loading generator
  • main: Clean up properly on timeout/interrupt
  • main: Write to stderr if GetLogger fails
  • main: Extend logging
  • Wrap errors
  • sources: Fix gentoo regexes
  • main: Add NoNewPrivileges=no to systemd-generator
  • sources: Fix gentoo source variant check
  • Update go modules
  • sources: Pass cache directory
  • sources: Replace TempDir with cacheDir
  • sources: Fix unmount for rhel based distros
  • sources: Add busybox
  • systemd: Add systemd-sysusers workaround
  • archlinux: Switch test to official mirror
  • sources/centos: Fix error message
  • sources/centos: Unmount raw file
  • sources/openwrt: Fix directory name
  • vm: Check existance of loop device before detaching it
  • vm: Fix error message
  • sources/busybox: Fix mkdir call
  • sources/busybox: Fix build
  • sources/busybox: Remove test logging message
  • sources/busybox: Rename directories to make more sense
  • Update gomod
  • doc: Update build instructions
  • doc: Update usage
  • main: Add logging
  • sources: Add logging
  • main: Wrap overlay errors
  • doc/index: Drop internal command
  • Hide completion sub-command
  • Makefile: Set GO111MODULE
  • image: Fix LXD compression
  • image: Add compression flag for lxc images
  • image: Update tests
  • shared: Add zstd compression
  • main: Add type and compression to help message
  • sources/alt: Update tarball url (add arch subdir)
  • sources/alt: Update checksum and gpg file paths
  • main: Remove duplicate defer statement
  • main: Disable overlay on FUSE filesystems
  • image: Fix unified LXD tarballs
  • sources/openwrt: Remove verification
  • main: Support ISO generation with mkisofs

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Distrobuilder 1.2 has been released

23rd of March 2021

Introduction

The distrobuilder team is proud to announce its initial release, distrobuilder 1.2!

This release's highlight is the introduction of Windows image repacking.

LXD is able to run Windows VMs; for that it needs a Windows ISO and a bunch of specific drivers from a separate ISO which need to be loaded during the Windows installation.

To make things easier, distrobuilder has added the repack-windows command which takes both a Windows ISO and an ISO containing the specific drivers, and bundles them together. With the resulting ISO, Windows can be installed easily.

With this release also come support for Go modules, and basic context logging. For a more detailed log output, the --debug flag can be used.

The full list of commits is available below:

Detailed changelog
  • sources: Fix Plamo 7.x
  • Cosmetic update to the README.me (index.md)
  • Updated instructions
  • sources: Fix CentOS 8-Stream rootfs
  • luet: Fix gofmt
  • Remove out-of-place statement
  • generators: Add virtio-fs to lxd-agent init scripts
  • generators: Add copy generator
  • generators: update doc
  • Added missing definitions in generators hosts, hostname
  • generators: Fix lxd-agent openRC scripts
  • sources/openwrt: Use fallback image if necessary
  • sources/docker: Permit to use private docker registry with credentials
  • distrobuilder: Add repack-windows command
  • distrobuilder: Call Sync() before unmounting overlay
  • windows: Add balloon driver
  • windows: Add netkvm driver
  • windows: Add vioinput driver
  • windows: Add viorng driver
  • windows: Add vioscsi driver
  • windows: Add vioserial driver
  • windows: Add viofs driver
  • Add Github Actions
  • Remove Travis integration
  • README: Point build status to GitHub Actions
  • github: Align workflow with LXD
  • generators: Refresh lxd-agent systemd units
  • repack-windows: Check for genisoimage
  • generators/lxd-agent: Fix systemd path
  • generators/lxd-agent: Fix path in unit file
  • windows: Add support for Windows Server 2016
  • windows: Determine correct Windows paths
  • support changing interpreter with shebang
  • sources/voidlinux: Fix checksum file names
  • Fix bad calls to RunScript
  • oracle: Symlink /bin to /usr/bin if missing
  • sources/plamo: Don't override PATH in scripts
  • windows: Optimize registry editing
  • shared/logger: Add logger
  • main: Add --debug flag
  • main: Add basic logging
  • Support go modules
  • Makefile: Move go get to update-gomod target
  • .github/workflows: Remove go dependency section
  • .github/workflows: Update Go modules before testing
  • main: Always unmount WIM file
  • main: Cleanup on unsuccessful mount
  • main: Fix NPE
  • windows: Change flag s/version/windows-version/
  • doc: Add Windows section
  • doc/building: Mention --vm flag
  • doc/packages: Clarify url key in packages
  • doc: Add filtering
  • Update gomod

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Distrobuilder 1.1 has been released

20th of August 2020

Introduction

The distrobuilder team is proud to announce its initial release, distrobuilder 1.1!

This release's highlight is the introduction of VM image building support following LXD's introduction of VM support.

As part of this, distrobuilder also now relies on overlayfs to store deltas while building images (rather than attempting to undo changes).

On top of those two changes, this release also fixes a variety of issues in the different distro source drivers as needed when URLs and files change.

The full list of commits is available below:

Detailed changelog
  • Advertise the (classic) snap package in the README
  • Fix link to examples dir
  • sources/oracle: Add support for Oracle Linux 8
  • Drop .snapcraf.yaml in favor of snapcraft-pkg-snap repo
  • sources/oracle: Fix Oracle Linux 8
  • managers/yum: Add repo handler
  • managers/dnf: Add repo handler
  • Remove references to "apt_sources"
  • sources: Fix OpenWrt
  • sources: Fix OpenWrt test
  • Fix syntax for custom-manager
  • sources: Fix type in OpenWrt build
  • distrobuilder: Extend pongo2 template usage
  • Add support "flags" in package sets
  • Don't attempt to re-install packages that were installed early
  • managers/apk: Add repo handler
  • sources/alpine: Fix edge builds
  • sources: Support CentOS Stream
  • sources/centos: Fix filename regexes
  • Fix example command in index.md
  • Update index.md - separate LXD and LXC examples
  • sources/void: Update location of checksums
  • sources/alpine: Fix regex
  • shared/definition: Add LXD target
  • shared/definition: Add VM field to target
  • shared/definition: Add GetTypes to filter
  • shared: Export ChrootMount struct
  • *: Pass custom mounts to SetupChroot()
  • *: Support VM filtering
  • distrobuilder: Use overlayfs
  • generators: Pass target to Run* functions
  • doc: Update docs
  • generators: Add lxd-agent generator
  • doc: Add lxd-agent generator
  • generators: Add fstab generator
  • generators: Fix lxd-agent function signatures
  • *: Add VM support
  • vm: Make VM size uint64
  • generators/lxd-agent: Fix systemd unit files
  • vm: Ensure loop device is unmounted before creating image
  • *: Use errors.Wrap() when possible
  • generators: Remove StoreFile and RestoreFiles
  • *: Replace syscall package with unix
  • main: Check VM dependencies
  • *: Use errors.Wrap() when possible
  • managers/pacman: Clean up properly
  • managers: Add preRefresh hook
  • managers/opkg: Use preRefresh hook
  • vm: Handle loop partitions inside containers
  • shared/chroot: Recursively bind /dev
  • main: Add more VM dependencies
  • image/lxd: Rename resulting VM image
  • shared/chroot: Make /dev/fuse read-only
  • shared: Close created files
  • generator/lxd-agent: Fix systemd units path
  • main: Fix build-lxd for VMs
  • chroot: Unmount /dev/fuse
  • shared: Differentiate between build-dir and others
  • chroot: Don't bind-mount /dev
  • chroot: Fix mode for special files in /dev
  • shared/definition: Fix early packages
  • main: Fix file generators
  • generators/lxd-agent: Add trans=virtio option
  • chroot: Remove obsolete code
  • main,shared: Fix undefined image target
  • chroot: Perform package refresh only when needed
  • generators/lxd-agent: Fix openRC service file
  • sources/opensuse: Fix openSUSE
  • sources/opensuse: Fix verification
  • data: Fix core16 initrd
  • generators/lxd-agent: Fix running order
  • lxd-agent: Restart on failure
  • generators/lxd-agent: Fixes ordering issue with lxd-agent
  • managers/apt: Handle repo keys
  • shared/chroot: Create /dev/shm
  • sources/openwrt: Fix snapshot release
  • shared/chroot: Fix /dev/shm file mode
  • sources/funtoo: Fix image and gpg URLs
  • shared/util: Fix checksum matching
  • test: Update checksum matching
  • shared/util: Fix checksum matching
  • test: Update checksum matching
  • cloud-init: Update for virtual machines
  • shared/definition: Add Mode, GID and UID to files
  • generators: Add file access handler
  • generators/dump: Allow changing mode, UID and GID
  • doc/generators: Update dump generator
  • doc/examples/schema: Add mode, gid and uid
  • generators/utils: Fix condition
  • shared: Handle multiple checksums
  • shared/util_test: Update checksum test
  • shared/net: Fix checksum check regression
  • shared/definition: Add Pongo option to files
  • generators/dump: Support pongo2 templates
  • generators/cloud-init: Support pongo2 templates
  • generators/template: Support pongo2 templates
  • doc: Document pongo2
  • Update for change to RunCommandSplit
  • travis: Move to bionic
  • shared/util: preserve xattrs in Pack/PackUpdate
  • sources/opensuse: Fix x86 tarballs
  • sources/centos: Fix CentOS 8 checksum file
  • shared/util: Fix locale when importing GPG keys
  • chroot: Resolve parent directory symlinks
  • shared/chroot: Fix parent directory symlink again
  • sources/oracle: Consider boot images only
  • lxd-agent: Update units
  • lxd-agent: Add udev rules
  • generators/lxd-agent: Add symlink workaround for openSUSE
  • lxd-agent: Fix symlink logic
  • doc/examples: Update Ubuntu example
  • managers/yum: Pass "--allowerasing" flag
  • Revert "managers/yum: Pass "--allowerasing" flag"
  • managers/yum: Use --allowerasing when available
  • sources/centos: Handle list of multiple images
  • sources: Fix apertis test
  • travis: Update Go versions
  • managers: Add luet pms
  • add arch deps
  • sources/apertis: Fix tests
  • doc/building: Document --vm flag
  • doc/generators: Add fstab

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