A Collection of Docker Images To Solve All Your Debugging Needs

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2023-09-17 03:00:04

Whenever I troubleshoot anything container-related, I look for a good container image that contains all the right tools to troubleshoot and/or solve the problem. However, finding such an image, or assembling my own is time-consuming and honestly just way too much effort.

So, to save both you and me the hassle of finding or building such image(s), here's a list of container images that will satisfy all the troubleshooting needs.

While building a "swiss army knife container image" might seem like a good idea, there are always more things to add and at some point, such image becomes too big and too hard to maintain.

A better option is to use an image such as infuser. infuser is built around tea CLI which automatically installs any tool that you invoke. Let's say you run curl in a container, but it's not installed. No problem, tea will first install it and then invoke your command:

If you'd rather have an image with everything pre-installed, yet you're too lazy to write a Dockerfile and build the image, then you can use apko.kontain.me registry. This registry allows you to build an image with specified set of packages simply by pulling it:

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