#packer (2020-09)


Discuss Packer for building AMIs and Docker Images

Archive: https://archive.sweetops.com/packer/


Abel Luck avatar
Abel Luck

Is there terminology for an image that has software installed but no stage specific settings? Likewise for an image that has software installed and is pre-baked with stage specific settings?

Steven avatar

First one tends to be base Second one is usually the name of the environment These would be part of a longer name with more details For example: tomcat-base or tomcat-8-base tomcat-prod or tomcat-8-prod

Steven avatar

But I recommend never doing stage specific images. Instead the differences should be handled by runtime data (environment variables, external queries data, etc)

Steven avatar

What is more common is a base and images that build on that base for different services