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Short Description
Automated builds of packer
Full Description

Packer Docker Container

How we build packer docker images. We push these to after every packer release.

Releases are tagged from the light version.


This repository automatically builds containers for using the
packer command line program. It contains two distinct
varieties of build, a light version, which just contains the binary, and
a full version while compiles the binary from source inside the container
before exposing it for use. Which you want will depend on use.

light (default)

The light version of this container will copy the current stable version of
the binary into the container, and set it for use as the default entrypoint.
This will be the best option for most uses, and if you are just looking to run
the binary from a container. The latest tag also points to this version.

You can use this version with the following:

docker run -i -t hashicorp/packer:light <command>

The full version of this container contains all of the source code found in
the parent repository. Using Google's
official golang image
as a base, this
container will copy the source from the master branch, build the binary, and
expose it for running. Since the build is done on Docker
, the container is ready for use.
Because all build artifacts are included, it should be quite a bit larger than
the light image. This version of the container is useful for development or

You can use this version with the following:

docker run -i -t hashicorp/packer:full <command>
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