Published: Thursday, Feb 11, 2016 Last modified: Monday, Oct 19, 2020

Companion video on the issues I have with Docker

In an attempt to improve my previous [[Docker_container_update_workflow]], I want to write my notes on how I develop Dockerfiles et al.

First I find the source repository of the Docker image I’m interested in.

For example https://hub.docker.com/r/abiosoft/caddy/https://github.com/abiosoft/caddy-docker

I then fork that into my repo and clone it, into for example ~/tmp/caddy-docker.

Typically I would make changes to the Dockerfile. Then:

  1. Run a build docker build -t WIP .

Hopefully I then have a Dockerfile I like.

I then docker login and push my image to the Docker hub and perhaps test on a production CoreOS machine.

When satisfied I commit the changes to my git repo and create a PR.

Unsolved issues of my workflow

I would like to git diff changes in the running Docker filesystem.

I would like to examine files in the Docker images without shelling in.