kaigara - Entrypoint for containers

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Kaigara is a tiny provisioning tool for container initialization and with continuous migration in production in mind.

Kaigara is a standard entrypoint for all your containers, it simply run an ordered list of operations before starting your application.

Operations are a means for setting up, configuring, contextualizing your application using metadata. Operations also enable container version upgrade managing data migration or configuration edits.


There is no need to install kaigara on development workstation, you can only install it using the Dockerfile, in your application repository just create the following folders:

# this folder will contain static files, mostly application templates
mkdir resources

# this folder will contain bash/ruby/perl/any scripts for provision
mkdir operations

# input default and development values, this file will be substituted in other env.
touch defaults.yml

Edit your application Dockerfile and paste the following lines into your Dockerfile:

## <[ Kaigara
RUN curl -sL https://kaigara.org/get | sh

COPY operations   /opt/kaigara/operations
COPY resources    /etc/kaigara/resources
COPY defaults.yml /etc/kaigara/defaults.yml

ENTRYPOINT ["kaigara"]
## Kaigara ]>


Linux amd64/i386 are available but also Mac OS X release:



Kaigara is a standard way for a container ENTRYPOINT. It can setup or upgrade your application configuration before starting the process.

Kaigara operate with 3 main components Metadata, Operations and Resources.

Metdata: In development you can set default variables into your metadata.yml file In production or other stages you can either use shell environment or better etcd/consul.

Resources: A directory copied on the target system containing templates or files to by manipulated from Operations. The templates will be rendered using application metadata.

Operations: A directory of scripts copied into the target system, they will be executed one by one in alphabetical orders, we would usually use first operation for setting up application volumes for persistant and application specific configurations. The sub-sequents operations are configuration changes and upgrades, similar to database migrations.

Kaigara the stupid provisioning tool.


go get -v github.com/mod/kaigara