This may not be exactly what you are looking for; and I have not fully worked this out yet, but here is the gist of it:
- Create a directory
- Add a new template file called
plugins.templates.yml in that directory, for example:
- git clone https://github.com/discourse/docker_manager.git
- git clone https://github.com/discourse/discourse-bbcode.git
- git clone https://github.com/discourse/discourse-sitemap.git
- git clone https://github.com/discourse/discourse-solved.git
- git clone https://github.com/discourse/discourse-whos-online.git
- git clone https://github.com/discourse/discourse-checklist.git
- Create a new git repo for that directory and push it to github.
- Add a template to your
yml files for these plugins, for example:
I have already tested up to this point, and I can add plugins and build the container using a template file in this manner, no problem.
The only piece I have not tested yet is to add a line or two in launcher to pull the repo; and frankly, I have not worked on this part yet.
git clone https://github.com/my_super_repo/mytemplates.git
Even though I have not worked on this part yet, but I’m sure it is doable; because I have already tested the part about pulling in the plugins in the container build from a template, and it works fine; so the only piece left for this approach is to add code to launcher and test it to pull the
mytemplates repo from github.
However, to be frank; this technique seems like a lot of unnecessary work:
launcher to pull the template from a repo
- Adding a new template entry to the
yml file (for the plugins)
It is so easy to copy-and-paste into the
yml files and “be done with it”; but I also find this idea interesting. Sys admin puzzles are always fun for me, so it was fun to think about this for you.
Anyway, the short answer to your question @IAmGav is that “yes, it is doable” and of course, if you want to try it, then “go for it”.
Hope this helps.