[CentOS] Fedora bugs and EOL [was Re: CentOS users: please try and provide feedback on Fedora] Boltron

Wed Aug 2 15:39:19 UTC 2017
Mark Haney <mark.haney at neonova.net>

On 08/02/2017 11:13 AM, John Hodrien wrote:
> On Wed, 2 Aug 2017, Mark Haney wrote:
>> Sure there is such a thing.  It's a tiled console package (tilix is 
>> what I use).  In all honesty, I wouldn't want Libreoffice running in 
>> a container and I can't imagine why you'd want an xterm in its own 
>> container.  Most containers I've built have been RESTful API 
>> containers, NGINX proxies/web servers, etc.  I spend more time on the 
>> container host making changes, than in the containers themselves.  If 
>> an API change has been made, I throw a new container up with that 
>> change and test, rarely, if ever, do I need access the container 
>> directly.  And that's the idea behind containers if you ask me.
> Lots of people think of containers being for servers, as you say. It's 
> what
> Docker lives off, and really does feel like the focus of Docker.
> Singularity lets you think somewhat differently, and has proved very 
> useful in
> areas like HPC, where you want to let a user bring a software 
> environment to a
> machine.  You get people like OpenFOAM releasing their software as a 
> Docker
> container:
> https://openfoam.org/download/4-1-linux/
> I've also used it to run Ubuntu packaged software on CentOS without 
> having to
> jump through hoops trying to repackage it or otherwise rebuild a million
> dependencies in just the right way.
I honestly had forgotten about Singularity.  Mainly because it's been a 
couple of years since I managed any HPC equipment.  But seriously, I 
think of containers the same way I do linux tools. Unlike MS, a linux 
does does one thing, and that thing very well, whereas MS has tried to 
be everything to everyone and is so-so at all of them.  Perhaps that was 
the original intention of container and it's morphed into something else 
over time, which, if true, means I need to adjust how I define it rather 
than trying to beat that square peg into the round hole in my head.

On a side note, as I write this, Pandora decided to toss 
'Misunderstading' by Phil Collins into my playlist. It's playing as I 
type.  Go figure.

Mark Haney
Network Engineer at NeoNova
919-460-3330 option 1
mark.haney at neonova.net