Yeah, I did a quick test. In a nutshell, we won't be able to support this use case in UBI any time soon because it pulls in about 500 more packages from RHEL. I just did a quick test, but I still don't know how many of those are already in the UBI package set (I suspect a lot of them).

So, today you are right, these images  would not be redistributable. You could share Containerfiles and have people build them locally as a multi-stage build on a subscribed system, but regrettably, you couldn't push them to

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Scott M

On Tue, Nov 26, 2019 at 8:42 AM <> wrote:
Hi All

For the sake of completeness I got this to work locally by enabling a couple of repositories. It all worked seamlessly after that for installing R.

RUN yum -y update && yum -y install yum-utils && yum-config-manager --enable rhel-8-for-x86_64-supplementary-rpms && yum-config-manager --enable codeready-builder-for-rhel-8-x86_64-rpms && yum -y install && yum -y install R-core-devel R-devel R

This is on a registered local machine. it can't be built in like this, and I'm wondering if this also isn't allowed with that ubi8 image in in a public repository.

R is one of the many building blocks we use for genetic analysis, and I'm keen to share information like this.


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