[CentOS-devel] Official docker images and updates

Tue Apr 8 14:34:28 UTC 2014
Jim Perrin <jperrin at centos.org>

To consolidate the docker effort moving around the -devel list [1][2],
I've been talking with the docker folks about taking over the 'official'
CentOS images they have in place, and transferring the responsibility to
the cloud sig. Currently Chris StPierre and Adam Miller have been
helping to do the work and get us in contact with the right people.

As it stands right now, the docker folks use stackbrew[3] to generate
their images, jam the resulting image tarball into git, and submit a
pull request when updates are required. As long as the image can be
imported into docker, they don't seem to have a problem with the way
we're currently[4] doing things

The recent openssl bug has gotten them a bit more hurried to transition
the responsibility back to us.

Immediate requirements:
- An updated docker image, built from the most recent updates so that
the openssl fix is in place.

Short term requirements:
- A brief description of the centos image, with url for more information

- Wiki page documenting the basics of the docker image, how it's
created, and how to use it.

Long term requirements:
- Update plan for for keeping the docker image updated, along with
'emergency roll-out plan' for critical updates.
- established policy for docker and other cloud images.


[1] http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-devel/2014-April/010070.html
[2] http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-devel/2014-April/010090.html
[3] https://github.com/dotcloud/stackbrew
[4] https://github.com/CentOS/sig-cloud-instance-build/tree/master/docker

Jim Perrin
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