rhbofa
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Can both 'podman build' and 's2i create' be used to create builder image?

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Hi,

Can both 'podman build' and 's2i create' be used to create builder image? Please help understanding the difference.

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jordisola
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Hi

`s2i create` does not create any image, but just prepares a skeleton of script files. After updating those scripts, you use `s2i build` to package those files in the container image.

`podman build` creates the container image directly, based on a containerfile/dockerfile. But this is a free-form container image description file, so anything can be done with podman.

So, the main difference is that  `s2i create`+`s2i build` creates a builder image including some s2i scripts and files, from an opinionated structure, while `podman build` creates any kind of image (builder or not) based on the instructions in the containerfile.

Summarizing, you can create any kind of image with podman, but I recommend you using `s2i` if you are creating a builder image.

Hope that helps.

Jordi Sola

 

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jordisola
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Hi

`s2i create` does not create any image, but just prepares a skeleton of script files. After updating those scripts, you use `s2i build` to package those files in the container image.

`podman build` creates the container image directly, based on a containerfile/dockerfile. But this is a free-form container image description file, so anything can be done with podman.

So, the main difference is that  `s2i create`+`s2i build` creates a builder image including some s2i scripts and files, from an opinionated structure, while `podman build` creates any kind of image (builder or not) based on the instructions in the containerfile.

Summarizing, you can create any kind of image with podman, but I recommend you using `s2i` if you are creating a builder image.

Hope that helps.

Jordi Sola

 

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rhbofa
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Thanks for the nice explanation. It greatly helped me. 

Regards. 

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