Images for other languages are often build using multistage build process.
What about InterSystems IRIS?
Consider this Dockerfile:
FROM irishealth-community:2020.4.0.524.0 AS builder
# Load code into USER and compile
# Adjust settings, etc.
# replace in standard kit with what we modified in first stage
COPY --from=builder /usr/irissys/iris.cpf /usr/irissys/.
COPY --from=builder /usr/irissys/mgr/IRIS.DAT /usr/irissys/mgr/.
COPY --from=builder /usr/irissys/mgr/user/IRIS.DAT /usr/irissys/mgr/user/.
The advantage of this approach is the image size.
The disadvantage is that on a final stage developer must know/remember all the modified places in the builder image.
But otherwise is this approach OK for InterSystems IRIS?
Have anyone tried to build IRIS images this way?