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Status Not under consideration
Categories Launcher
Created by Guest
Created on Jan 9, 2018

Add new packages to ITX docker images

Request to install the following packages as part of ITX docker images

1) install gawk.
2) install realpath
DeveloperWorks ID DW_ID112688
Link to original RFE
  • Guest
    Mar 29, 2018

    As part of the next official ITX docker release (e.g., the "unzip" and "zip" Linux utilities should be included.

    3) install unzip (e.g. apt install unzip)

    4) install zip (e.g. apt install zip)

    Since the ITX java-based "zip" adapter can generate zip files, it would be advantageous if the docker container could run "unzip" on those ITX-generated zip files.  Unfortunately, ITX does not have an adapter function for listing, testing or extracting multiple files - which the "unzip" utility does by design.  So having the option of using the docker image's "unzip" utility would be extremely useful for customers that use ITX "Zip" adapter.  

    Likewise, the "zip" utility contains additional functionality that would complement and augment the existing ITX Zip adapter functionality.