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Re: [atomic-devel] Using docker run -ti for interactive INSTALL?

Funny enough I brought this up for Atomic CLI a while back for usage
with atomicapp :(


Found that the niche was too small to implement. (Since on depoyment
tools you usually use it noninteractively, supplying a list of params,

-t enables a pseudotty but obviously it still fails.

Maybe we should discuss this again with the atomic cli team?

On 03/03, Jan Pazdziora wrote:
> Hello,
> I have container images where the INSTALL phase can be interactive,
> asking questions, and also passwords.
> For that, it would make sense to define INSTALL as
> 	docker run -ti ...
> so that the setup script can disable echo on the terminal.
> However, for cases like automated deployments via puppet or kickstarts
> when parameters will be passed via command line, having stdin closed
> causes
> 	$ docker run --rm -ti fedora id < /dev/null
> 	cannot enable tty mode on non tty input
> What is the best approach to be able to support interactive INSTALLs
> with tty, as well as batched invocations?
> Ideally docker run's --tty option would accept not just true and false
> but also something like true-if-possible to not fail. Does is sound
> like something worth proposing?
> Alternatively atomic could add support for something like
> ${INTERACTIVE} in the INSTALL / RUN / UNINSTALL which would expand to
> -ti when stdin exists and is tty, but to empty string when not. Or
> atomic could even accept that -ti option to be explicit about the
> invocation method.
> What do you guys recommend?
> -- 
> Jan Pazdziora
> Senior Principal Software Engineer, Identity Management Engineering, Red Hat


Charlie Drage
Red Hat - OSAS Team / Project Atomic
4096R / 0x9B3B446C

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