FreeBSD & Docker

William A. Mahaffey III wam at
Tue Jul 21 22:17:44 UTC 2015

I noticed a reference to something called docker in "pkg rquery -a 
'%n-%v' > LIST.available.txt" output:

[wam at kabini1, ~, 4:06:52pm] 309 % grep ocker /etc/LIST.available.txt
[wam at kabini1, ~, 4:07:02pm] 310 % find /usr/ports/ -name docker
[wam at kabini1, ~, 4:09:14pm] 311 % find /usr/ports/ -name \*docker\*
[wam at kabini1, ~, 4:09:56pm] 312 % lf /usr/ports/sysutils/docker-freebsd
Makefile     distinfo     files/       pkg-descr    pkg-message
[wam at kabini1, ~, 4:10:08pm] 313 % cat 
Docker is an open source project to pack, ship and run any
application as a lightweight container.

Docker containers are both hardware-agnostic and platform-agnostic.
This means they can run anywhere, from your laptop to the largest
EC2 compute instance and everything in between - and they don't
require you to use a particular language, framework or packaging
system. That makes them great building blocks for deploying and
scaling web apps, databases, and backend services without depending
on a particular stack or provider.

[wam at kabini1, ~, 4:10:16pm] 314 %

I notice a port for the docker I was looking for, but (apparently) no 
associated pkg. I thought ports pretty much got compiled into pkg's 
automatically. Did I just catch things at just the wrong moment (i.e. 
port created, but not yet compiled into pkg) ? No biggie, but I (think 
I) like the 'sorta virtualization' that Docker provides & have been 
wanting to try it out. TIA & have a good one.


	William A. Mahaffey III


	"The M1 Garand is without doubt the finest implement of war
	 ever devised by man."
                            -- Gen. George S. Patton Jr.

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