Re: Thoughts on S6 and Docker

From: Dreamcat4 <>
Date: Mon, 23 Mar 2015 11:03:41 +0000

On Mon, Mar 23, 2015 at 10:27 AM, Aristomenis Pikeas <> wrote:
> 3) I understand the reasons behind breaking S6 up into a large set of simple utilities, but the current state of affairs is pretty extreme. ;ss /usr/bin |grep s6-* | wc -l reports 55 different utilities. Have you considered breaking s6 up into multiple packages, for

I agree with this point. However it seems most of those little
programs don't hurt if they are left un-used. It means fewer problems
to create just one full and complete release of 's6-overlay'. Then
have to also maintain a 'lite' version too, with some fewer minimum

> 5) For major distributions and usage mediums (Ubuntu, docker, OS X, and perhaps Alpine/busybox), the docs should provide clearer steps for installation and usage.

Nobody has really had time to document the 's6-overlay' yet. But you
can try it by adding a few extra lines to your dockerfile. And please
start help testing it:

# Install s6-overlay
RUN tar zxf /tmp/s6-overlay-linux-amd64.tar.gz -C / && rm
ENTRYPOINT ["/init"]

> 9) This has already been discussed a bit, but I'd like to add another vote for allowing s6-svscan to run a command. As others have

Gorka and Laurent have implemented that feature especially for docker
in the 's6-overlay' project. It works well. Please try.
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