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Re: [opensuse-factory] Naming policy for containers inside the distro
  • From: Aleksa Sarai <asarai@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 14 Apr 2019 01:44:16 +1000
  • Message-id: <20190413154416.34enybdwnklvlsf7@mikami>
On 2019-04-13, Neal Gompa <ngompa13@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
In that case their "podman pull fedora" would pull a fedora image from
a fedora registry, "podman pull tumbleweed" would pull TW from our
registry, and "podman pull alpine" from the docker hub.

Do you know if they're willing to make such a change? This is just going
to cause headaches when users copy-paste scripts between distros...

(Personally I think the solution to all of these headaches should've been
to make all images require the registry name -- the default registry has
caused a bunch of other unrelated headaches as well.)

Has anyone actually reached out? I can honestly say no one has asked
about this before.

No-one has reached out, I was mostly thinking out loud -- we haven't
decided what's going to happen with the naming yet.

We're all friends, stop pretending we're not. :)

Of course we are, though as I mentioned my main worry with this is that
image names will become non-portable between distros -- unless we have
an inter-distro agreement that Debian/Ubuntu/Arch/Fedora/openSUSE/...
will all have their registries listed.

Another potential issue is that you're now by-default shipping binaries
(containers) from another distribution which might result in some
interesting security policy questions. Obviously this is something that
could be resolved.

Aleksa Sarai
Senior Software Engineer (Containers)
SUSE Linux GmbH
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