On Tue, 2015-11-10 at 12:08 -0600, Adam Miller wrote:
In the Fedora 24 timeframe the Fedora Release Engineering group
aiming to deliver the Layered Image Build Service to allow Fedora
contributors to build containers images. In the first iteration of
this we're targeting Docker layered image support. Part of this will
be to allow Fedora contributors to maintain Dockerfiles much like we
maintain rpm spec files via DistGit.
However we need to make a couple of decisions about naming
such that we can distinguish between rpms and container images as
are stored in Fedora DistGit. Also, alternatively we could setup a
completely separate DistGit for container images that is disjoint
from the one used for rpms. I would love feedback on everyone's
preferences between those two options.
You could set it up in /srv/git/containers, in parallel to the current
That nicely avoids naming collisions.
It also should be quite asy now that dist-git is in ansible, you could
probably just factor out the path in the roles as a variable?
Cockpit's Dockerfile repo in DistGit would be stored with a
leading special character:
fedpkg clone -cockpit
With the "-" as a leading character, you open yourself to nice errors
with the fact that it could be recognized as options. So you'd want to
type: fedpkg clone -- -cockpit
Alternatively, if you separate the two distgits, you could have a
fedcontainer tool, which would just be fedpkg but with its
configuration pointing to the container distgit, the container build
Or maybe just a: fedpkg --container clone cockpit ?
Most of the code (at least the one handling dist-git) could probably be
reused without any difference.
All in all, separating them seems much simpler to me.
You'd have a bit of work up front (to adapt the Ansible playbooks and
fedpkg slightly), but you pretty much avoid a whole class of issues
with naming collisions, cli options, and future surprises.