RFR(S): 8221342: [TESTBUG] Generate Dockerfile for docker testing

Jie Fu fujie at loongson.cn
Fri Mar 29 01:08:01 UTC 2019

Hi Dalibor,

I see and agree with you.
Sorry and apologies for that.

Best regards,

On 2019/3/28 下午10:34, Dalibor Topic wrote:
> On 27.03.2019 04:24, Jie Fu wrote:
>> Hi Misha,
>> The default image for X86 is oraclelinux 7.6, which is also too old 
>> to run the JDK image I'd built on Ubuntu 18.04.
>> I's a bit inconvenient to use.
>> Shall we also update the default image for x86 like this?
> Short answer: No, no, and no. ;)
> Long answer: There are actually three questions you are asking here:
> a) Should you expect something you built on one Linux distribution to 
> run on another?
> - The general answer to that is no, unless you take a lot of care in 
> how you go about it.
> b) Should we change the distribution used on x86 from Oracle Linux to 
> Fedora?
> - The general answer for that is no, as well, as the developers at 
> Oracle maintaining the x86 port don't test on Fedora, so that would 
> not work for us. The configuration options let you do that yourself in 
> your own test environment, though, which allows different downstream 
> distributors to test with their own systems.
> c) Should we change the distribution used on x86 from a specific 
> version tag to the latest tag?
> - The general answer to that is no, too - as using the latest tag is 
> not really good practice. See https://vsupalov.com/docker-latest-tag/ 
> for an example.
> cheers,
> dalibor topic

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