[arch-general] Building in docker?

Magnus Therning magnus at therning.org
Wed Sep 3 03:04:37 EDT 2014

For various reasons I'm looking into not using `makechrootpkg` when
building the 200+ packages I put into a non-official repo.  Obviously
it's important to keep the building environment separate from my
ordinary system environment.  Going to full virtualisation is
definitely overkill and the only containers I know of are chroots and

Docker has some nice attributes, in particular no need for root
access.  However, I don't know a whole lot about it, so I wonder are
there any aspects to it that makes it a bad choice for building


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