How not to waste time developing long-running processes

Developing long running tasks might be my least favorite coding activity. I love writing and debugging code…I’d be crazy to be in this profession if I did not. But when a task takes long enough, your attention wanders and you get out of the zone.

Building the Linux Kernel takes time. Even checking the Linux Kernel out of git takes a non-trivial amount of time. The Ansible work I did back in the OpenStack days to build and tear down environments took a good bit of time as well. How do I keep from getting out of the zone while coding on these? It is hard, but here are some techniques.

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Podman login to a secured registry

I took the container registry I ran via podman and put it behind an Apache HTTPD instance secured with mod_ssl. Now when I try to log in to it, I get:

error authenticating creds for “”: error pinging docker registry invalid status code from registry 403 (Forbidden)

Here’s my debugging notes.

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Package Management Domain Model

Many years ago, when I first started working at Red Hat, I worked up a package management domain model diagram. I’ve referred to it many times over the years, but have never posted or explained it in detail. Recently, discussions over image building software caused me to refer to it a few times. Here it is, with annotations below.

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Convert Docker Image Output to an HTML Table

docker images | awk '
BEGIN {print ("<table>")};
print("<tr><th>" $1,"</th><th>" $2,"</th><th>" $3,$4,"</th><th>" $5"</th><th>" $6"</th></tr>")}
print ("<tr><td>" $1,"</td><td>" $2,"</td><td>" $3,"</td><td>" $4,$5,$6 "</td><td> " $7,$8 "</td></tr>")}
END {print ("</table>")}'

Docker without sudo on Centos 7

I have been geting prepped to build the OpenShift origin codebase on Centos 7.  I started from a fairly minimal VM which did not have docker or Development Tools installed.  Once I thought I had all the prerequisites, I kicked off the build and got

Cannot connect to the Docker daemon. Is the docker daemon running on this host?

This seems to be due to the fact that  the ayoung user does not have permissions to read/write on the domain socket.  /var/run/docker.sock

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Barely Functional Keystone Deployment with Docker

My eventual goal is to deploy Keystone using Kubernetes. However, I want to understand things from the lowest level on up. Since Kubernetes will be driving Docker for my deployment, I wanted to get things working for a single node Docker deployment before I move on to Kubernetes. As such, you’ll notice I took a few short cuts. Mostly, these involve configuration changes. Since I will need to use Kubernetes for deployment and configuration, I’ll postpone doing it right until I get to that layer. With that caveat, let’s begin.
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