lord 💍

One ring to rule them all, one ring to find them, One ring to bring them all, and in the darkness bind them; In the Land of Mordor where the shadows lie.

A tool to declaratively describe your container image (à-la melange) and generate Dockerfile, Tekton task and whatever from it.


An idea of usage (as all is To-Do right now).

$ lord build                      # reads lord.yaml for definition and build
$ lord build -f minimal-lord.yaml # reads minimal-lord.yaml and build
$ lord generate dockerfile        # generate a set of Dockerfile from lord.yaml
$ lord generate tekton            # generate a tekton pipeline (and task) from lord.yaml
$ lord generate dockerfile-in     # generate a set of Dockerfile.in …
$ lord generate dockerfile -ot 'distgit/containers/{name}/Dockerfile.in'


  • base image to use
  • “builder” / type image (go, js, …) with some customizaiton we could call it “build recipe” as well
  • metadata (labels, …)
  • command/entrypoint/args

Also, could it be something else than yaml ? Or we could “generate” the yamls.

External resources

Some examples:


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