LXC Alpine images broken?

Trying to create an alpine lxc container I get the following:

lxc-create -n test -t download -- -d Alpine -r 3.18 -a armv7l
Flushing the cache...
Downloading the image index
Downloading the rootfs
Downloading the metadata
The image cache is now ready
Unpacking the rootfs
tar: This does not look like a tar archive
tar: Skipping to next header
tar: Exiting with failure status due to previous errors
lxc-create: test: lxccontainer.c: create_run_template: 1627 Failed to create container from template
lxc-create: test: tools/lxc_create.c: main: 317 Failed to create container test

Seems the images on Index of /lxc/images/Alpine/3.18/armv7l/2023-12-31/ are broken. (look at the file size).

Same for 3.17. Edge does seem to work but endsup being a 3.9 version.



Aha, so I guess that will be fixed soon? I also noticed there are hardly any armv7l templates available. Not even a Debian one. What’s up with that?

In the meantime I was able to create an lxc image by just downloading the minirootfs directly from alpine: downloads | Alpine Linux

Just create a valid config file and unpack the minirootfs in the rootfs dir of the container. Worked like a charm.

I didn’t see any suggestions when I replied. Not any now either. :confused:

Reach technical support department to let them know about this. Forum is not meant as bug report tracker, GitLab however is, but it is about priority.

cc: @image :arrow_double_up: