when looking at the output of
lxc image info ubuntu:lts I was wondering when looking at the list of aliases.
Aliases: - 16.04 - 16.04/amd64 - default - default/amd64 - lts - lts/amd64 - x - x/amd64 - xenial - xenial/amd64
The following aliases do not name a particular release:
- default - default/amd64 - lts - lts/amd64
Instead they refer to a “trait” of the image (“default” and “lts” respectively).
Does that mean if I keep a local up-to-date copy of
lxc image copy ubuntu:lts local: --copy-aliases --auto-update), it will automatically update the image to the most recent LTS release? I.e. will this become the Bionic Beaver release with the release of 18.04? For LTS I’d somehow expect that to happen.
Also, in particular the semantics of
default would be interesting as well. Does that always point to the latest LTS release or does it have a subtly different meaning from
lts? What is its meaning?