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Re: Creating a docker image with Guix

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: Creating a docker image with Guix
Date: Mon, 02 Jan 2017 23:19:29 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.1 (gnu/linux)


Ricardo Wurmus <address@hidden> skribis:

> I just played around with Docker and built up a command to create a
> Docker image for Emacs.


> Can anyone find a more elegant way to do this?
> guix environment --ad-hoc \
>     coreutils bash emacs-no-x-toolkit -- \
>     sh -c 'tar -c $(guix gc --requisites $GUIX_ENVIRONMENT) | \
>            docker import -c "ONBUILD RUN [\"$GUIX_ENVIRONMENT/bin/ln\", 
> \"-s\", \"$GUIX_ENVIRONMENT/bin\", \"/bin\"]" - emacs-base' \
>            && echo -e "FROM emacs-base\nCMD [\"/bin/emacs\"]" | \
>            docker build -

What does the resulting image look like?

Would it be enough to generate an “Image JSON Description” in this
format: <>?

I’m not familiar enough with Docker but I’m under the impression that we
should be able to generate an image without even using Docker.  :-)

Thanks for sharing the neat hack!


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