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Re: Docker and singularity containers

From: Ricardo Wurmus
Subject: Re: Docker and singularity containers
Date: Sat, 05 Jan 2019 17:14:31 +0100
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Hi simon,

> Well, why not push to DockerHub time to time.
> I agree that will attract people if Guix provide an official docker
> image reachable from DockerHub.
> Therefore:
>  - which tasks and which packages?

I don’t know.  We could have one with R + all CRAN and bioconductor
packages that we currently offer.

>  - how?

That’s easier: with “guix pack”.  We would create a Cuirass job to build
a pack regularly.  We’d need to add support for hooks to publish the
generated pack on DockerHub, though we could just as well host them

Would you like to give this a try?  A good first step is to list the
steps that need to be performed.  A first implementation might even be
done with a cron job.  I could add this to when you’re


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