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Last pushed: 17 days ago
Short Description
A minimal Docker image based on Alpine Linux with a complete package index and only 5 MB in size!
Full Description

Supported tags and respective Dockerfile links

For more information about this image and its history, please see the relevant manifest file (library/alpine). This image is updated via pull requests to the docker-library/official-images GitHub repo.

For detailed information about the virtual/transfer sizes and individual layers of each of the above supported tags, please see the repos/alpine/tag-details.md file in the docker-library/repo-info GitHub repo.

What is Alpine Linux?

Alpine Linux is a Linux distribution built around musl libc and BusyBox. The image is only 5 MB in size and has access to a package repository that is much more complete than other BusyBox based images. This makes Alpine Linux a great image base for utilities and even production applications. Read more about Alpine Linux here and you can see how their mantra fits in right at home with Docker images.

How to use this image

Usage

Use like you would any other base image:

FROM alpine:3.3
RUN apk add --no-cache mysql-client
ENTRYPOINT ["mysql"]

This example has a virtual image size of only 16 MB. Compare that to our good friend Ubuntu:

FROM ubuntu:14.04
RUN apt-get update \
    && apt-get install -y mysql-client \
    && rm -rf /var/lib/apt/lists/*
ENTRYPOINT ["mysql"]

This yields us a virtual image size of about 232 MB image.

Documentation

This image is well documented. Check out the documentation at Viewdocs.

Supported Docker versions

This image is officially supported on Docker version 1.13.0.

Support for older versions (down to 1.6) is provided on a best-effort basis.

Please see the Docker installation documentation for details on how to upgrade your Docker daemon.

User Feedback

Issues

If you have any problems with or questions about this image, please contact us through a GitHub issue. If the issue is related to a CVE, please check for a cve-tracker issue on the official-images repository first.

You can also reach many of the official image maintainers via the #docker-library IRC channel on Freenode.

Contributing

You are invited to contribute new features, fixes, or updates, large or small; we are always thrilled to receive pull requests, and do our best to process them as fast as we can.

Before you start to code, we recommend discussing your plans through a GitHub issue, especially for more ambitious contributions. This gives other contributors a chance to point you in the right direction, give you feedback on your design, and help you find out if someone else is working on the same thing.

Documentation

Documentation for this image is stored in the alpine/ directory of the docker-library/docs GitHub repo. Be sure to familiarize yourself with the repository's README.md file before attempting a pull request.

Docker Pull Command

Comments (33)
khawajagan
2 days ago

I was trying the docker tutorial (self paced) and was unable to complete the tutorial's first docker app creation due to the builder failed at RUN APK ADD PY-PIP STEP giving unsatisfiable constraint error.
I resolved this issue by building the docker with 3.4 image instead of latest (3.5) which just goes fine.

smtripat
23 days ago

Thanks!!! Kudos to the team for quick Response !!!

smtripat
24 days ago

Please upgrade the image to v3.5 as we are not able to use php7 on v3.4. When can we expect an upgrade on this.

rafaeloliveira
25 days ago

Please update the image to v3.5.

xt99
a month ago

Alpine 3.5 was released yesterday. Waiting for docker image update!

bluemixsecuregateway
4 months ago

Sure I can compare, I get the following whereas with Ubuntu I get no errors:

 [exec]  ---> Running in 970a60bcd371
 [exec] fetch http://dl-cdn.alpinelinux.org/alpine/v3.3/main/x86_64/APKINDEX.tar.gz
 [exec] WARNING: Ignoring http://dl-cdn.alpinelinux.org/alpine/v3.3/main/x86_64/APKINDEX.tar.gz: temporary error (try again later)
 [exec] fetch http://dl-cdn.alpinelinux.org/alpine/v3.3/community/x86_64/APKINDEX.tar.gz
 [exec] WARNING: Ignoring http://dl-cdn.alpinelinux.org/alpine/v3.3/community/x86_64/APKINDEX.tar.gz: temporary error (try again later)
 [exec] ERROR: unsatisfiable constraints:
 [exec]   ca-certificates (missing):
 [exec]     required by: world[ca-certificates]
 [exec]   curl (missing):
 [exec]     required by: world[curl]
 [exec]   gnupg (missing):
 [exec]     required by: world[gnupg]
 [exec]   libcap (missing):
 [exec]     required by: world[libcap]
 [exec]   openssl (missing):
 [exec]     required by: world[openssl]
gmentsik
4 months ago

Is there an armv7hf version of this?

zeroboh
7 months ago

When i use alpine:3.4 i get the following error when i try to pull an image based on alpine:3.4

filesystem layer verification failed for digest sha256:e110a4a1794126ef308a49f2d65785af2f25538f06700721aad8283b81fdfa58

When i use alpine:3.3 everything works fine. Can someone confirm this issue?

xt99
8 months ago

Waiting for 3.4!