The sad state of sysadmin in the age of containers
@sir Anyway, the problem here is that the traditional Linux way of software deployment, a.k.a. build a package with your software and either rely on the distro for dependencies or package them yourself, is just unreasonably painful and often doesn't work.
Snap or Flatpak could be a solution to this problem, but nobody seems to be eager enough to push for their mass adoption. Essentially, Docker works for 95% of people, nobody cares about the rest.
@sir Now, on the other hand, I completely agree that what we have now is a security nightmare. Several of our serves had been hacked recently partly due to this. I've been pushing hard for total ban of third-party docker images in our infrastructure, and so far it worked well. Still, we need a better way for software deployment, and there doesn't seem to be one.
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