As of October 2021 this element is deprecated and unmaintained.

The ubuntu-systemd-container element uses debootstrap for generating a minimal image for use by machine containers. In contrast the ubuntu element uses the cloud-image as the initial base and the ubuntu-minimal builds an image to be used for hosts.

By default this element creates the latest LTS release. The exact setting can be found in the ubuntu-common element’s environment.d directory in the variable DIB_RELEASE. If a different release of Ubuntu should be created, the variable DIB_RELEASE can be set appropriately.

Note that this element installs systemd-sysv as the init system for 18.04+.

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