Bug 1409920 - Docker images fedora:{21,22,23} don't include tar
Summary: Docker images fedora:{21,22,23} don't include tar
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: spin-kickstarts
Version: 25
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jeroen van Meeuwen
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2017-01-03 21:45 UTC by remirampin
Modified: 2017-11-17 13:04 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2017-11-17 13:04:41 UTC
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Description remirampin 2017-01-03 21:45:15 UTC
Description of problem:

Contrary to all other base images I could find, including fedora:20 and ubuntu, debian, and centos images, some fedora images don't include tar. Tar is a very common and very useful utility and the de-facto standard for archive manipulation on UNIX. Using tar -xf as part of a Dockerfile is also very common, and having to install it from the Internet seems unnecessary, especially if only Fedora requires this step.

Please consider including tar in Docker images.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


(fedora:20 NOT affected)

Steps to Reproduce:

docker run -ti --rm fedora:24 tar --help

Comment 1 Nalin Dahyabhai 2017-01-03 21:59:21 UTC
If I'm reading https://github.com/fedora-cloud/docker-brew-fedora right, this needs to be filed to the "spin-kickstarts" component.  Reassigning.

Comment 2 Daniel Walsh 2017-01-04 13:54:03 UTC
When it comes to base images there is always a debate between which packages should be installed and the size of the image.  Fedora has been working hard to shrink the size of the base image.

Comment 3 Adam Miller 2017-01-04 21:37:43 UTC
Patches submitted, once merged and we get a compose out, this should be resolved for f24, f25, and rawhide


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Comment 5 remirampin 2017-11-16 19:54:21 UTC
Fedora 25 has been fixed, and next versions (26 & 27) include TAR as well. So I'm partially happy -- I just can't use the images for Fedora 21 to 24 without some workarounds.

Comment 6 Daniel Walsh 2017-11-17 13:04:41 UTC
Well those are no longer supported.  :^(

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