As already known, Steve, Martin and me talked about how we could build
Azure and all the other images on Debian infrastructure. The results of
this meeting were posted by Martin and Steve already.
We didn't talk much about the technical stuff, as overall policy was the
priority. I want to start this part here.
My requirements for building the images would be:
- one set of tools used for all images
- result includes not only images, but also tars
which tars ?
- images are built only using the tar as input
- optional utilize current Linux features like user namespaces
I don't know if we have such a toolset available already.
bootstrap-vz provides builders for several cloud/virtualisation systems, from a config file. But it generates raw/qcow2/... images no tar. A few still require a connection to a real environment I think, at least for Amazon EC2, not sure there is any tool for this case that fully build an image "offline".
Any thoughts on this? Any things I missed?
I've already got a female to worry about. Her name is the Enterprise.
-- Kirk, "The Corbomite Maneuver", stardate 1514.0