[pve-devel] [PATCH docs] pct: add section for supported distributions

Oguz Bektas o.bektas at proxmox.com
Thu Oct 14 08:22:36 CEST 2021


hi,

On Thu, Oct 14, 2021 at 07:35:23AM +0200, Thomas Lamprecht wrote:
> On 13.10.21 12:59, Oguz Bektas wrote:
> > adds a simple section with a list of officially supported templates
> > 
> > Signed-off-by: Oguz Bektas <o.bektas at proxmox.com>
> > ---
> >  pct.adoc | 76 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-----
> >  1 file changed, 70 insertions(+), 6 deletions(-)
> > 
> > diff --git a/pct.adoc b/pct.adoc
> > index d01e6d7..1415f67 100644
> > --- a/pct.adoc
> > +++ b/pct.adoc
> > @@ -84,13 +84,77 @@ Technology Overview
> >  
> >  * Modern Linux kernels
> >  
> > -* Image based deployment (templates)
> > +* Image based deployment (xref:pct_supported_distributions[templates])
> >  
> >  * Uses {pve} xref:chapter_storage[storage library]
> >  
> >  * Container setup from host (network, DNS, storage, etc.)
> >  
> >  
> > +[[pct_supported_distributions]]
> > +Supported Distributions
> > +~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> > +
> > +List of officially supported distributions can be found below.
> > +
> > +Templates for the following distributions are available through our
> > +repositories. You can use xref:pct_container_images[pveam] tool or the
> > +Graphical User Interface to download them.
> > +
> > +Alma Linux
> > +^^^^^^^^^^
> > +* Almalinux 8
> > +
> 
> I'd throw Alma and Rocky into the section with CentOS, i.e.
> 
> CentOS, AlmaLinux, Rocky Linux
> ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
> 
> (AlmaLinux is spelled without a space)


yep okay
> 
> > +Alpine Linux
> > +^^^^^^^^^^^^
> 
> Can we add a small sentence describing the distro in short to readers and linking
> to the project page here and for the other distro sections?

yeah sounds good

> 
> E.g., the quote from the alpine linux site:
> 
> "Alpine Linux is a security-oriented, lightweight Linux distribution based on musl libc and busybox."
> -- https://alpinelinux.org/
> 
> > +* Alpine 3.12
> > +* Alpine 3.13
> > +* Alpine 3.14
> 
> 
> Hmm, I'd maybe avoid the list of exact release, tends to be outdated to fast
> for some.
> 
> Maybe we can link to the respective upstream release pages?

i thought it'd make sense to have a list, but yeah i suppose we can link
to their release pages. 

> 
> E.g.,
> - https://alpinelinux.org/releases/
> - https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Releases
> - https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases
> - ...
> 
> > +
> > +Archlinux
> > +^^^^^^^^^
> > +* Archlinux Base (20210420)
> > +
> > +CentOS
> > +^^^^^^
> > +* CentOS 7
> > +* CentOS 8
> > +
> > +Debian
> > +^^^^^^
> > +* Debian 10 (Buster)
> > +* Debian 11 (Bullseye)
> > +
> > +Devuan
> > +^^^^^^
> > +* Devuan 3.0
> > +
> > +Fedora
> > +^^^^^^
> > +* Fedora 33
> > +* Fedora 34
> > +
> > +Gentoo
> > +^^^^^^
> > +* Gentoo Current (20200310)
> > +
> > +OpenSUSE
> > +^^^^^^^^
> > +* OpenSUSE 15.3
> > +
> > +Rocky Linux
> > +^^^^^^^^^^^
> > +* Rocky Linux 8
> > +
> > +Ubuntu
> > +^^^^^^
> > +* Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus)
> > +* Ubuntu 18.04 (Bionic Beaver)
> > +* Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa)
> > +* Ubuntu 21.04 (Hirsute Hippo)
> > +* Ubuntu 21.10 (Impish Indri)
> > +
> > +
> >  [[pct_container_images]]
> >  Container Images
> >  ----------------
> > @@ -98,11 +162,11 @@ Container Images
> >  Container images, sometimes also referred to as ``templates'' or
> >  ``appliances'', are `tar` archives which contain everything to run a container.
> >  
> > -{pve} itself provides a variety of basic templates for the most common Linux
> > -distributions. They can be downloaded using the GUI or the `pveam` (short for
> > -{pve} Appliance Manager) command line utility.
> > -Additionally, https://www.turnkeylinux.org/[TurnKey Linux] container templates
> > -are also available to download.
> > +{pve} itself provides a variety of basic templates for the
> > +xref:pct_supported_distributions[most common Linuxdistributions].  They can be
> 
> "Linux distributions" needs a space in-between I'd figure?

indeed, vim decided it doesn't :D

> 
> > +downloaded using the GUI or the `pveam` (short for {pve} Appliance Manager)
> > +command line utility.  Additionally, https://www.turnkeylinux.org/[TurnKey
> > +Linux] container templates are also available to download.
> >  
> >  The list of available templates is updated daily through the 'pve-daily-update'
> >  timer. You can also trigger an update manually by executing:
> > 
> 




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