WARNING: The openSUSE base image used here is no longer available due to SUSE Studio being deprecated in favor of the Open Build Service (https://openbuildservice.org/2017/09/27/suse-studio-express/). Much of the content here should still be decently accurate however, so I am keeping this post as an archive and reference. When Dockerfiles Aren’t Enough Dockerfiles are a limited solution to a complex problem: the provisioning of Docker images. Dockerfiles at their core operate much like a simple shell script, being a list of instructions to get from a certain state, or base image, to that of a final state, or output image.

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Matthew McKeen

Software and Systems Engineer


San Francisco