[aur-general] docker v. docker

Ido Rosen ido at kernel.org
Tue Nov 26 10:37:01 EST 2013

I really don't care either way, but (a) lxc-docker is more descriptive of
what docker actually is than docker-io; and (b) the Docker
website/installation documentation for ArchLinux already points to
lxc-docker and lxc-docker-git...  It's not worth changing names unless it's
for plain old "docker".  :-)

Either way, version 0.7.0 was just released and I've updated lxc-docker to
it.  As of this version, lxc-docker no longer needs a custom aufs-friendly
kernel and should have no AUR dependencies.  If you so desire, it can now
be fast-tracked into [community] or [extra] if possible, and while you're
add it put vagrant in there as well. :-)  PKGBUILDs, etc. are maintained in
my git repo: https://github.com/ido/packages-archlinux in the "aur"

If there are any changes that need to be made to it, let me know or send a
pull request.  In AUR, lxc-docker-git now points to the master branch
installation from source/git, and lxc-docker points to the binary
(recommended) installation mechanism from the website.  lxc-docker-git
needs further work to comply with the recommended docker build instructions
(which are to build docker inside of docker), but it builds a working
binary at the moment.

On Tue, Nov 26, 2013 at 10:07 AM, Joseph Hall <perlhoser at gmail.com> wrote:

> FWIW, Red Hat calls their package docker-io. If renaming the old
> system tray app isn't an option, then perhaps docker-io is an option.
> On Tue, Nov 26, 2013 at 8:00 AM, Jerome Leclanche <adys.wh at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > extra/docker is currently a very old system tray app for openbox2,
> > kde3 and gnome2. It hasn't been updated in a very, very long time.
> >
> > docker (https://www.docker.io/) on the other hand, is a widely used
> > and current container solution. As of 0.7, it's now available on all
> > distributions (previously was only available on ubuntu).
> >
> > There will be a naming conflict between the two very soon. I would be
> > in favour of renaming extra/docker preemptively since it hasn't been
> > updated in a decade.
> >
> > J. Leclanche
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> 2011)

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