Fedora Atomic and Docker Host Image [was Re: Docker Host Image: Requirements?]
walters at verbum.org
Thu Mar 6 17:35:41 UTC 2014
On Thu, Mar 6, 2014 at 11:52 AM, Matthew Miller
<mattdm at fedoraproject.org> wrote:
> I think it will eventually be pretty useful for servers, although
> without a
> good layer on top, we would just be, to extend your analogy, forcing
> everyone to buy their groceries from a restaurant, and making them
> build and
> run the restaurant if they don't have one already.
I wouldn't say it that way; we already require everyone to assemble the
ingredients. This is just making it easier to reliably replicate the
> Right now, it's not just any typical American restaurant. It's more
> like a
> restuarants with a prix fixe menu, where your soup, salad, appetizer,
> dish, dessert, and beverage are all preselected together. Is that
That is fair indeed! It's true that it'll be a lot more interesting
when one can install packages on top. For those who haven't read it
are interesting comparison point. What makes OSTree more a lot more
flexible than Ubuntu's ImageBasedUpgrades is that we can make a new
chroot containing any content we want at any time, transparently
sharing storage. This is completely different from trying to layer on
top of a read-only base.
> The important thing isn't Anaconda. It's that we can do it in Koji.
> this be an ImageFactory plugin makes it easy to add to the upcoming
> release which has ImageFactory integration.
Yes, I'm increasingly thinking tree construction should be in Koji
indeed. I mean, that is kind of its purpose - take as input some
source + build dependencies, perform computation, output more packages
or derived data.
It would require teasing apart some things in the current code, but
quite doable. I think on my priority list this is after Anaconda and
some other things though.
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