Thursday, September 23, 2021

Sourcehut Docker Builds on Fedora

Building and running Docker images on works nicely with Alpine Linux VMs (example here from Drew DeVault). Tim Schumacher figured out a similar way to set it up with Arch Linux VMs (example here).

I couldn't find an example specifically for Fedora VMs, however. But with a little trial and error, it turns out what you need is pretty similar to Arch — this is what I ended up with:

# .build.yml image: fedora/34 tasks: - install-docker: | curl -fsSL | sudo bash sudo mount -t tmpfs -o size=4G /dev/null /dev/shm until [ -e /dev/shm ]; do sleep 1; done sudo nohup dockerd --bip </dev/null >/dev/null 2>&1 & sudo usermod -aG docker $(whoami) until sudo docker version >/dev/null 2>&1; do sleep 1; done - run-docker: | cat <<EOF >Dockerfile FROM alpine:latest RUN apk add htop CMD ["htop"] EOF docker build .

In the install-docker task, the first line installs the latest version of Docker. The second line sets up the shared-memory mount that Docker requires; and the third line waits until the mount is ready. The fourth line runs the Docker daemon as a background job; and the sixth line waits the Docker daemon is fully up and initialized.

The fifth line (the usermod command) makes the current user a member of the docker group, so the current user can run Docker commands directly (without sudo). It doesn't take effect within the install-docker task, however — so within the install-docker task, you still have to use sudo to run Docker; but in following tasks (like run-docker), it is in effect — so the example docker build . can be run without sudo.

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