🇨🇭 swiss army knife container image

by Dmytro Litvinov


While building a "swiss army knife container image" might seem like a good idea, there are always more things to add and at some point, such image becomes too big and too hard to maintain.

A better option is to use an image such as infuser. infuser is built around tea CLI which automatically installs any tool that you invoke. Let's say you run curl in a container, but it's not installed. No problem, tea will first install it and then invoke your command:

docker run --rm -it ghcr.io/teaxyz/infuser

# curl is not installed...
tea $ curl https://google.com

# installed: ~/.tea/curl.se/ca-certs/v2023.5.30
# installed: ~/.tea/curl.se/v8.2.1
# installed: ~/.tea/openssl.org/v1.1.1u

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# ... but worked anyway!
tea $

Original source: A Collection of Docker Images To Solve All Your Debugging Needs