Stowage is a package manager-alike for software packaged in Docker images. Stowage makes it simple to run software locally, and also create and share it with others - it’s great for distributing tools in development teams, and for simplifying CI/CD processes.
Using Stowage, you can “install” definitions of commands - it creates a simple wrapper which allows you to call the container as if it were a local binary:
$ stowage install hello-world $ hello-world Hello from Docker! This message shows that your installation appears to be working correctly. To generate this message, Docker took the following steps: 1. The Docker client contacted the Docker daemon. 2. The Docker daemon pulled the "hello-world" image from the Docker Hub. 3. The Docker daemon created a new container from that image which runs the executable that produces the output you are currently reading. 4. The Docker daemon streamed that output to the Docker client, which sent it to your terminal.
Visit the stowage releases and download the latest binary for your operating system.
Alternatively, if you’re on a Mac, you can
brew tap alexhudson/stowage && brew install stowage
Or, if you’re on Linux, you can
sudo docker run ealexhudson/stowage get-started | sudo sh
- Quick start introduction for a speedy tour of stowage and why you might want to use it
- Existing Docker images can be used with little or no adapation
- Creating Docker images to run binaries is the common use case which stowage was created for
- Using and creating repositories enables you to share stowage specs with others easily