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  1. Nuxeo Platform
  2. NXP-27314

Freeze Nuxeo packages installation

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    • Type: Improvement
    • Status: Open
    • Priority: Major
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Affects Version/s: None
    • Fix Version/s: 11.x

      Description

      In the context of Docker, when using an automatic mp-hotfix command during the build it increases the image footprint a lot.

      For instance, today, on a 9.10 with 30 HF:

      • Without mp-hotfix executed: 199M
      • After mp-hotfix executed: 1.5G

      Footprint increases a lot because of all the packages store/backup folders required to be able to rollback installation, ...
      In a Docker context, we could imagine that we are building an image per assembly and we'll never manage to install/uninstall package manually post image build.

      Cleaning manually those folders with:

      rm -rf packages/backup packages/tmp && find packages/store/* ! -name 'package.xml' -type f -exec rm -f {} +

      leads to an unstable state, but it works as a workaround to optimize the size (the same way apt's caches are deleted...)

      We need a better solution, in order to:

      • have a proper nuxeoctl command that cleanup those folders
      • either
        • flag Nuxeo as a "frozen" distribution that cannot make modifications to packages
        • be able to do package operations on that base-assembly (add/remove new packages), and keep track of what packages were installed before

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