[Distutils] zc.buildout & Docker container images
Reinout van Rees
reinout at vanrees.org
Thu Jul 3 12:24:32 CEST 2014
On 30-06-14 17:56, Nick Coghlan wrote:
> Yeah, it's the "you still need a way to define what goes into the image"
> part that intrigues me with respect to combining tools like zc.buildout
> with Docker.
Buildout, to me, solves all there is to solve regarding python packages
and a bit of configuration. Including calling bower to go grab the
necessary css/js :-)
That css/js is quite an important part of "what goes into the image".
Bower with it's dependency mechanism solves that (and it can be called
A third important one is system packages: "what do I apt-get install".
**Question/idea**: what about some mechanism to get this apt-get
information out of a python package? If a site or package absolutely
requires gdal or redis or memcache, it feels natural to me to have that
knowledge somewhere in the python package.
Does anyone do something like this? I was thinking along the lines of a
simple 'debian_dependencies.txt' that I could use as input for
Looking for ideas :-)
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