DAPS in a Container

DAPS is OpenSUSE’s “DocBook Authoring and Publishing Suite” that is used to build documentation for SUSE and OpenSUSE. It actually requires A LOT of dependencies when being installed and for that reason alone, it’s actually better to run it in a container. This is my image and how I use it.

docker run -v ~/myproject/:/home/user jsevans/daps:latest daps -d DC-project epub

Command Breakdown:

docker run – Run the command in the container:

-v ~/myproject/:/home/user – Maps a local directory called ~/myproject to a directory in the container called /home/user. /home/user is the default directory that is used by the daps command, so it is best to map this directory rather than needing any extra command line components.

jsevans/daps:latest – This is the image that I’ve created. It is based on OpenSUSE Tumbleweed but it is stable enough for this use. However, it is a large image ~1.2GB due to the number of dependencies.

daps -d DC-project epub – This is the actual command line argument for creating an EPUB ebook using DAPS. I use Asciidoc as my markup language since I don’t really want to learn docbook.

My Dockerfile:

FROM opensuse/tumbleweed
MAINTAINER Jason Evans <jsevans@opensuse.com>

RUN zypper refresh
RUN zypper --non-interactive in daps git

ENV HOME /home/user
RUN useradd --create-home --home-dir $HOME user \
&& chown -R user $HOME

USER user

CMD [ "/usr/bin/daps" ]

What would you like to see most in minix?

I’m working on a couple of presentations and I wanted to share this nugget of joy with anyone who hasn’t actually read it.

Path: gmdzi!unido!fauern!ira.uka.de!sol.ctr.columbia.edu!zaphod.mps.
From: torvalds@klaava.Helsinki.FI (Linus Benedict Torvalds)
Newsgroups: comp.os.minix
Subject: What would you like to see most in minix?
Summary: small poll for my new operating system
Keywords: 386, preferences
Message-ID: <1991Aug25.205708.9541@klaava.Helsinki.FI>
Date: 25 Aug 91 20:57:08 GMT
Organization: University of Helsinki
Lines: 20

Hello everybody out there using minix -

I'm doing a (free) operating system (just a hobby, won't be big and
professional like gnu) for 386(486) AT clones.  This has been brewing
since april, and is starting to get ready.  I'd like any feedback on
things people like/dislike in minix, as my OS resembles it somewhat
(same physical layout of the file-system (due to practical reasons)
among other things).

I've currently ported bash(1.08) and gcc(1.40), and things seem to work.
This implies that I'll get something practical within a few months, and
I'd like to know what features most people would want.  Any suggestions
are welcome, but I won't promise I'll implement them :-)

Linus (torvalds@kruuna.helsinki.fi)

PS.  Yes - it's free of any minix code, and it has a multi-threaded fs.
It is NOT protable (uses 386 task switching etc), and it probably never
will support anything other than AT-harddisks, as that's all I have :-(.