toolbox create [--candidate-registry]
[--container NAME | -c NAME]
[--image NAME | -i NAME]
[--release RELEASE | -r RELEASE]
Creates a new toolbox container. You can then use the
toolbox enter command to interact with the container at any point.
A toolbox container is an OCI container created from an OCI image. On Fedora the base image is known as
fedora-toolbox. If the image is not present locally, then it is pulled from
registry.fedoraproject.org. The base image is locally customized for the current user to create a second image, from which the container is finally created.
Toolbox containers and images are tagged with the version of the OS that corresponds to the content inside them. The user-specific images and the toolbox containers are prefixed with the name of the base image and suffixed with the current user name.
The following options are understood:
- Pull the base image from
candidate-registry.fedoraproject.org. This is useful for testing newly built images before they have moved to the stable registry at
- NAME, -c NAME
Assign a different NAME to the toolbox container. This is useful for creating multiple toolbox containers from the same base image, or for entirely customized containers from custom-built base images.
- NAME, -i NAME
Change the NAME of the base image used to create the toolbox container. This is useful for creating containers from custom-built base images.
- RELEASE, -r RELEASE
Create a toolbox container for a different operating system RELEASE than the host.
Create a toolbox container using the default image matching the host OS
$ toolbox create
Create a toolbox container using the default image for Fedora 30
$ toolbox create --release f30
Create a custom toolbox container from a custom image
$ toolbox create --container foo --image bar
Create a toolbox using images from the unstable candidate registry
$ toolbox create --candidate-registry