How the heck do I debug distroless containers?

You have a bug in your production container image but, for security reasons, you are using one of the so-called "distroless" or "scratch" base images which means there's probably no shell, package manager or any other utilities at your disposal for troubleshooting. How the heck are you supposed to debug these things?

Join me as for a hands-on demonstration of various ways to troubleshoot these images without sacrificing the security of these images and a discussion of the pros and cons of adopting distroless.

Some of the base image types we'll research:
* Google Distroless
* Wolfi
* scratch

Eric Smalling

Staff Solutions Architect @ Chainguard


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