Category: general

Dec 14 2017

multipass, management of virtual machines running Ubuntu

If you want to run a machine container, you would use LXD.  But if you want to run a virtual machine, you would use multipass. multipass is so new, that is still in beta. The name is not known yet to Google, and you get many weird results when you search for it. Both containers …

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Mar 15 2017

How to initialize LXD again

LXD is the pure-container hypervisor that is pre-installed in Ubuntu 16.04 (or newer) and also available in other GNU/Linux distributions. When you first configure LXD, you need to make important decisions. Decisions that relate to where you are storing the containers, how big that space will be and also how to set up networking. In …

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Feb 28 2017

How to create a snap for timg with snapcraft on Ubuntu

In this post we are going to see how to create a snap for a utility called timg. If this is the very first time you heard about snap installation packages, see How to create your first snap. Today we learn the following items about creating snaps with snapcraft, the source of timg comes with …

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Feb 27 2017

How to make a snap package for lolcat with snapcraft on Ubuntu

In this post we are going to see how to make snap installation packages for a program called lolcat. What you need for this tutorial? This tutorial is similar to Snap a python application. If you first follow that tutorial, then this one will reinforce what you have learned and expand to dealing with more …

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Feb 07 2017

How to create a snap for how2 (stackoverflow from the terminal) in Ubuntu 16.04

Stackoverflow is an invaluable resource for questions related to programming and other subjects. Normally, the workflow for searching http://stackoverflow.com/, is to search Google using a Web browser. Most probably, the result will be a question from stackoverflow. A more convenient way to query StackOverflow, is to use the how2 command-line utility. Here is how it …

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Feb 04 2017

How to create a snap for a Python app with networking using snapcraft in Ubuntu 16.04

Update #1: 6 Feb 2017  httpstat needs curl. Originally, this HowTo would freshly compile curl from the github source. Now, this HowTo shows how to reuse the existing curl package from the Ubuntu repositories. In this post we see how to create a snap package (or, just snap) of some software in Ubuntu 16.04. A …

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Jul 23 2016

How to set up multiple secure (SSL/TLS, Qualys SSL Labs A+) websites using LXD containers

In previous posts we saw how to set up LXD on a DigitalOcean VPS, how to set up LXD on a Scaleway VPS, and how the lifecycle of an LXD container looks like. In this post, we are going to Create multiple websites, each in a separate LXD container Install HAProxy as a TLS Termination …

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Jul 13 2016

How to install LXD containers on Ubuntu on Scaleway

Scaleway, a subsidiary of Online.net, does affordable VPSes and baremetal ARM servers. They became rather well-known when they first introduced those ARM servers. When you install Ubuntu 16.04 on a Scaleway VPS, it requires some specific configuration (compile ZFS as DKMS module) in order to get LXD. In this post, we see those additional steps to get …

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