[Chicago-talk] Alpine Linux distribution
James E Keenan
jkeenan at pobox.com
Mon Sep 5 13:30:26 PDT 2022
You wrote in an earlier message to this group,
"The Alpine Linux distribution is popular to keep the [Docker] image
Can you elaborate on this?
I ask, not because I know anything about Docker, but because over the
past year or so, the Perl 5 Porters have had to contend with bug tickets
or smoke-test failure reports coming from Alpine Linux users/machines.
It's difficult for us to diagnose/resolve these problems unless we have
contributors who (generally for business or personal reasons) are
running Alpine Linux. I myself have never run Alpine Linux, know
nothing about it besides what I read on Wikipedia, and am rather clumsy
at sys-admining various platforms.
So, apart from the fact that "... Alpine uses musl and BusyBox instead
of the more commonly used Glibc and GNU Core Utilities and OpenRC for
its init system instead of systemd"
(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alpine_Linux), can you say something
about the Alpine/Docker interaction ... or anything else that Perl users
on other Linux distros should know?
Thank you very much.
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