The tools container makes it easy to get all of the dependencies needed to interact with the homelab.
How to open it
You can use the default Docker wrapper, or use Nix if you have Nix installed:
If you have
direnv installed, you can run
direnv allow once and it will automatically enter the Nix shell.
It will open a shell like this:
[nix-shell:/home/khuedoan/Documents/homelab]# echo hello hello
How it works
- All dependencies are defined in
- When you run
make tools, it will run a thin Docker wrapper with the
nixos/niximage (because not everyone has Nix installed) and mount some required volumes
nix-shellwill start an interactive shell based on the Nix expression in
./shell.nixand install everything from there
- If your Docker engine is not running in rootless mode, all files created by the tools container will be owned by