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Re: [atomic-devel] Reducing the footprint of the Fedora docker base image

The general consensus is to create a separate "utility" container which contains DNF and other similar tools (e.g., rhel tools).

I'm a bit confused, how does this help folks who are trying to build their own containers from a Fedora base Docker image?  Containers to build containers? Use the utility as the base?

On Wed, Feb 10, 2016 at 4:23 PM, Clayton Coleman <ccoleman redhat com> wrote:
Yup, absolutely.  Slimming down where we can is great - but I don't
want people to get a bad impression with the core fedora image for

On Wed, Feb 10, 2016 at 4:17 PM, Josh Berkus <jberkus redhat com> wrote:
> On 02/10/2016 12:42 PM, Clayton Coleman wrote:
>> Removing dnf would break most people who depend on fedora base images,
>> since installing new packages is the reason people depend on the
>> fedora base image.  Creating a fedora base image would dnf is
>> interesting as a side project (fedora-minimal?) but I doubt would ever
>> see wide use in the community, because it would double or triple the
>> amount of work someone has to do to actually use the image.  It would
>> appear to the user as if the fedora image is broken with very little
>> explanation, and not fit the common use people have for OS base
>> images.
> Well, we can do without DNF and RPM for OStree-built images, no?
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> Josh Berkus
> Project Atomic
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