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From Christian Tzolov <>
Subject Re: Bigtop Docker image with Dockerfile.
Date Tue, 24 Feb 2015 08:24:35 GMT
Hi Konstantin,

I see your point. My goal however was to generate RPMs for some projects
(Spark particularly) and experiment with different versions and

I could not find a proper doc explaining how to bootstrap with Bigtop. The
wiki pages like (
are outdated, missing libraries and stil refering to the 'make' tool.

I've tried the './gradlew toolchain' to build an environment but it still
requires some libs to be preinstalled so i've decided to keep everything in
a single Dockerfile.

Concerning only the packaging tasks I guess 2 environments (for RPM and
DEB) are enough?


On Mon, Feb 23, 2015 at 8:39 PM, Konstantin Boudnik <> wrote:

> Thanks Christian.
> We have considered this on a multiple occasions and as you found for
> yourself
> the Dockerfile file is pretty simple, so the consensus was to just
> check-in a
> Gradle code for its generation, hence making containers preparation as
> stateless as possible.
> Roman should have this patch somewhere, not sure if he's ready to commit
> yet.
> But we always can use your approach is a backup plan, although we'd need
> Dockerfiles for all supported Linuxes.
>   Cos
> On Mon, Feb 23, 2015 at 07:45PM, Christian Tzolov wrote:
> >    I've put together a Docker container, equipped with all necessary
> tools
> >    and libraries and ready to generate RPM packages. Here are the
> >    Dockerhub/Github references:
> >
> >
> >    There are a couple of existing bigtop images in Dockerhub but neither
> of
> >    them provides neither description nor a Dockerfile.
> >
> >    For simplicity I've decided to keep it as as single image for now.
> >    Cheers,
> >    Christian

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