man: systemd-nspawn: Update syntax to launch an image

System Internals / systemd - Kashyap Chamarthy [] - 20 May 2019 22:47 UTC

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}'; NAME TYPE 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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While at it, update the fedora_{latest_version, cloud_release}

336351dc52 man: systemd-nspawn: Update syntax to launch an image
man/systemd-nspawn.xml | 6 +++---
1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)


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