LinuxKit vs Packer: What are the differences?
What is LinuxKit? A toolkit for building secure, portable and lean operating systems for containers. LinuxKit, a toolkit for building custom minimal, immutable Linux distributions. Designed for building and running clustered applications, including but not limited to container orchestration such as Docker or Kubernetes.
What is Packer? Create identical machine images for multiple platforms from a single source configuration. Packer automates the creation of any type of machine image. It embraces modern configuration management by encouraging you to use automated scripts to install and configure the software within your Packer-made images.
LinuxKit and Packer are primarily classified as "Container" and "Infrastructure Build" tools respectively.
LinuxKit and Packer are both open source tools. It seems that Packer with 9.1K GitHub stars and 2.47K forks on GitHub has more adoption than LinuxKit with 5.65K GitHub stars and 687 GitHub forks.