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Distribution packages

LXC is included in most Linux distributions.
In most cases installing it is as simple as selecting it in your package manager.

Distributions also often provide backports of newer versions of LXC for their stable releases.
You may want to look for that, especially if your distribution doesn't include LXC 1.0.

For production environment, try to stick to LXC 1.0.x as this is the long term,
stable release which we will support until April 2019.

For Ubuntu users, we have official PPAs for LXC:

And for those who want development snapshots:

Current development version

LXC has two active git branches:

You can clone those directly with:

git clone git://github.com/lxc/lxc -b <branch name>

Release tarballs

Stable release tarballs are available for download below.
All the post 1.0 ones are GPG signed by one of the maintainers.

Filename GPG signature Size
lxc-1.1.3.tar.gz lxc-1.1.3.tar.gz.asc 821.88K
lxc-1.1.2.tar.gz lxc-1.1.2.tar.gz.asc 818.96K
lxc-1.1.1.tar.gz lxc-1.1.1.tar.gz.asc 815.45K
lxc-1.1.0.tar.gz lxc-1.1.0.tar.gz.asc 813.87K
lxc-1.0.7.tar.gz lxc-1.0.7.tar.gz.asc 779.0K
lxc-1.0.6.tar.gz lxc-1.0.6.tar.gz.asc 775.38K
lxc-1.0.5.tar.gz lxc-1.0.5.tar.gz.asc 764.9K
lxc-1.0.4.tar.gz lxc-1.0.4.tar.gz.asc 762.5K
lxc-1.0.3.tar.gz lxc-1.0.3.tar.gz.asc 778.27K
lxc-1.0.2.tar.gz lxc-1.0.2.tar.gz.asc 769.78K
lxc-1.0.1.tar.gz lxc-1.0.1.tar.gz.asc 767.05K
lxc-1.0.0.tar.gz lxc-1.0.0.tar.gz.asc 761.41K
lxc-0.9.0.tar.gz - 411.79K
lxc-0.8.0.tar.gz - 302.71K
lxc-0.7.5.tar.gz - 259.34K
lxc-0.7.4.tar.gz - 267.99K
lxc-0.7.4.2.tar.gz - 267.99K
lxc-0.7.4.1.tar.gz - 267.99K
lxc-0.7.3.tar.gz - 263.39K
lxc-0.7.2.tar.gz - 260.62K
lxc-0.7.1.tar.gz - 258.18K
lxc-0.7.0.tar.gz - 255.63K
lxc-0.6.5.tar.gz - 268.7K
lxc-0.6.4.tar.gz - 281.46K
lxc-0.6.3.tar.gz - 453.07K
lxc-0.6.2.tar.gz - 439.64K
lxc-0.6.1.tar.gz - 436.86K
lxc-0.6.0.tar.gz - 447.15K
lxc-0.5.2.tar.gz - 434.22K
lxc-0.5.1.tar.gz - 431.22K
lxc-0.5.0.tar.gz - 430.11K
lxc-0.4.0.tar.gz - 376.82K
lxc-0.3.0.tar.gz - 372.29K
lxc-0.2.1.tar.gz - 364.4K
lxc-0.2.0.tar.gz - 363.36K
lxc-0.1.0.tar.gz - 203.74K