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Re: Getting docker cli-plugins in guix

From: Maxim Cournoyer
Subject: Re: Getting docker cli-plugins in guix
Date: Fri, 03 Jan 2020 15:16:19 +0000

Hello Jelle, 

On January 3, 2020 11:52:17 AM UTC, Jelle Licht <address@hidden> wrote:


>My current idea is as follows:
>- Patch our docker-cli package to respect e.g.
>`GUIX_DOCKER_PLUGIN_PATH', and add it as a search-path
>- Attempt to package some docker-cli compatible plugins, which would be
>install binaries according to the earlier mentioned search-path.
>The advantages of this approach is that it plays nicely with all the
>guix commands. The biggest drawback would be that we would have to
>maintain a bespoke patch for docker-cli. Another potential problem
>be any new security issues introduced using this simplistic approach.
>I'd appreciate some feedback from anyone using docker, because this
>seem like some fairly low-hanging fruit.

The suggested approach seems sound; I'd go for the same solution myself.  
Perhaps we could lobby upstream to add an environment variable we could use 
directly in the long term.

Thank you for working on this!


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