I understand the convenience of using LXD snaps and have some in production myself. However, I also love this project and want it to be successful, which means it’s needs to work on other distros as well, and under circumstances where using the snap isn’t feasible or convenient. I only mention this because when I was first researching container frameworks the most common thing I read about LXD was “it works on Ubuntu, but not really on other distros”. I know that’s not true because I also have LXD containers in production on Arch linux systems.
To this end, I just watched a fantastic video Stéphane made on using LXD in multi-user environments which looks like it’s going to solve a ton of problems in my work environment. To create the alternative group UNIX socket for LXD, he uses this command:
# snap set lxd daemon.user.group=lxd_users
Is there a command line way to do this for a bare metal LXD install? A google search found nothing helpful. Because of the preponderance of demonstrations illustrating how to do things with LXD snaps, it would be nice to have a translation table for people who aren’t using snaps and installed LXD using their distros package manager. Alternatively, I’m OK with editing YAML files, but then need to know which YAML file to edit.