Debian docker containers using a modified baseimage-docker

I have been testing Docker for a few weeks now, and investigated the use of baseimage-docker, which provides support for supervising services with runit, and includes OpenSSH, among other things, based on an Ubuntu base system. Of couse, I’m interested in a Debian counterpart.

I had initially followed instructions provided by Steve Kemp which also prepared a Debian image including OpenSSH and runit, but it appears that baseimage-docker provides more tiny bits that avoid reinventing the wheel.

I’ve then forked the baseimage-docker to do a quick and dirty adaptation for Debian. There’s a sid variant (my ‘debian’ branch) and a wheezy one (my ‘wheezy’ branch, unsurprisingly). I haven’t used all features of baseimage-docker, so things might break for sure.

For the records, I’m playing with it as a base image to construct a docker-based container running the FusionForge test suite.

Did I warn you it’s quick and dirty and without any warranty ? Hoping that this is useful anyway.

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