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Simplify `build` command line: accept target image metadata in a file #10

TomasTomecek opened this Issue Oct 31, 2018 · 2 comments


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TomasTomecek commented Oct 31, 2018

Started by @jcgruenhage.

My idea is to store the metadata in an ansible variable, the variable is a dict:

- hosts: all
      base_image: fedora:28
        name: asdqwe
          X: Y
        user: 12345
        - { src: /path/to/my/code, dest: /src:Z }

The main problem with this is that ab would need to read those variables, so they can't contain any jinja. Not sure if ansible is able to process them and output in some way. On the other hand, we could probably have an ansible plugin which would read those vars and then magically create and initiate the container.


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jcgruenhage commented Oct 31, 2018

ansible can definitely process and output them, worst case it would require a debug task in the playbook


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TomasTomecek commented Oct 31, 2018

@jcgruenhage that's actually a pretty good idea: ab could copy and edit the playbook, add that debug task to figure out output. Luckily I have two of the Ansible core devs in the office so I might ask them what would be the best way to do this.

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