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
If I'm reading https://github.com/fedora-cloud/docker-brew-fedora right, this needs to be filed to the "spin-kickstarts" component. Reassigning.
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.
Patches submitted, once merged and we get a compose out, this should be resolved for f24, f25, and rawhide
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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.
Well those are no longer supported. :^(