Ok, so this is kind of long but neat too!
A co-worker asked about using a Docker image for a project he’s working on and I suggested that he use the RedHat 7/8 based “Universal Base Image” that they announced at Summit. (Our company has a large installed base of RedHat, so there is a big advantage being to tap into that internal knowledge.)
If you have a machine with Docker setup, then doing a pull of “registry.access.redhat.com/ubi8/ubi:latest” will pull down the RHEL-8 version.
–> $ docker run –rm -it registry.access.redhat.com/ubi8/ubi:latest /bin/bash
“But I don’t have a Docker system, I only have Windows 10!” No fear, you can install Docker on Windows:
From there you can kick off Docker from PowerShell or the command prompt with the exact same command prompt as shown above.
“But I want to do this in a Linux environment on my Windows workstation!” Use the “Windows Subsystem for Linux” feature of Windows 10:
Here’s a screen shot of a RHEL-8 container running under WSL showing that “yum install …” works as expected:
And here it is running under PowerShell: