Go Bindings for LXC (Linux Containers)
LXC is the well-known and heavily tested low-level Linux container runtime. It is in active development since 2008 and has proven itself in critical production environments world-wide. Some of its core contributors are the same people that helped to implement various well-known containerization features inside the Linux kernel.
This package requires LXC >= 1.0.0 and its development package and their dependencies to be installed. Additionally, go-lxc requires Golang 1.10 or later to work. Following command should install required dependencies on Ubuntu 18.10:
sudo apt update sudo apt install git golang gcc make liblxc1 liblxc-dev lxc-utils pkg-config
To install it, run:
go get github.com/lxc/go-lxc
To try examples, run:
# cd ~/go/src/github.com/lxc/go-lxc/examples/ # make ==> Running go vet ==> Building ... ... # create/create 2018/12/27 22:39:27 Creating container... # start/start 2018/12/27 22:39:39 Starting the container... 2018/12/27 22:39:39 Waiting container to startup networking... # attach/attach 2018/12/27 22:39:46 AttachShell root@rubik:/# hostname rubik root@rubik:/# exit exit 2018/12/27 22:39:52 RunCommand uid=0(root) gid=0(root) groups=0(root) # stop/stop 2018/12/27 22:39:54 Stopping the container... # destroy/destroy 2018/12/27 22:39:57 Destroying container...
LXC has always focused on strong backwards compatibility. In fact, the API hasn't been broken from release
1.0.0 onwards. Main LXC is currently at version
See the examples directory for some.
Bug reports can be filed at: https://github.com/lxc/go-lxc/issues/new
Fixes and new features are greatly appreciated. We'd love to see go-lxc improve. To contribute to go-lxc;
- Fork the repository
- Modify your fork
- Ensure your fork passes all tests
- Send a pull request
- Bonus points if the pull request includes what you changed, why you changed it, and tests attached.
When you find you need help, the LXC projects provides you with several options.
We maintain an discuss forum at
where you can get support.
You can find support by joining
You can check out one of the two LXC mailing list archives and register if interested: