The sad state of sysadmin in the age of containers
@sir I've been on both sides of this argument. On one hand, we have numerous linux distros with different sets of libraries and packages, and packaging software even for the two most popular ones (CentOS and Debian) is just an enormous pain in the ass. We switched to Docker for deployment eventually just to save time and manpower, because having an extra person on staff just for software deployment is an overkill. We still build everything in house though.
@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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