[kata-dev] Question: Kata Containers release and packaging process
Jose Carlos Venegas Munoz
jose.carlos.venegas.munoz at intel.com
Fri Apr 6 18:34:32 UTC 2018
On Fri, Apr 06, 2018 at 11:18:06AM -0600, Cameron Seader wrote:
> On 04/06/2018 10:06 AM, Venegas Munoz, Jose Carlos wrote:
> > Hi Folks,
> > I would like to raise some questions about do an early 0.1 release for
> > Kata.
> > Eric Cardona is working on provide some packaging tooling for Kata
> > Containers. The tools are an automation
> > to build packages in OBS. Seems that OBS system does not allow to
> > access to internet, this is something
> > that is needed today to build a Kata Containers image. The image builder
> > will pull some extra packages to
> > build the rootfs and the agent to create it.
> Yes, you are right. This has been something that the OBS team has been
> looking into. Not sure if they have a resolution for this in mind yet. It
> sure would be nice though.
> What does it download during the build process? Can this be streamlined so
> that these packages are built in OBS in the future?
The osbuilder scrips require at least the following options.
- base os (Fedora, Centos, Clearlinux Euleros, alpine are supported today).
- os version.
- agent version
Depending on the base os choosen. It will download the packages from that
OS. Then the kata agent source is downloaded and installed as well.
The rootfs creation has the option to build the rootfs using docker
containres. So you can build a rootfs without the tools of the base os target.
As stating point we could start to package and ship an image based on
>Can this be streamlined so that these packages are built in OBS in the future?
I think is possible at some point move to use the packages of OS where
the package is being building , but we need a lot more testing to ensure
all work as we expect. Also, we may need to add support for some popular
deb distros ( ubuntu, debian ? ).
As starting point IMO we can just start to ship an image based in a OS like
alpine. That will require internet access and docker (to use alpine
> Cameron Seader
> Technology Strategist
> cs at suse.com
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