Article by editor Leo [email protected]
As readers know I’m a developer for Alpine Linux, it is a very nice simple distribution for running containers.
Unforunately it is not very nice when using GNOME, it has less developers than other distros and its integration isn’t as good as it is in the more popular distros like Debian and Fedora.
With that in mind I have decided to test Fedora Silverblue, a flavour of Fedora with GNOME that uses OSTree to provide reliable upgrades and rollbacks of the operating system, allowing the user to overlay their own packages on top and using container technologies (like podman and toolbox) to provide an alternative to installing packages onto the system itself.
In this article I’ll describe the process of creating an Alpine Linux image to be used in podman and accessed via SSH or
podman exec, while taking into account the peculirarities of working from inside toolbox.