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

The aarch64 organization is deprecated in favor of the more-specific arm64v8 organization, as per https://github.com/docker-library/official-images#architectures-other-than-amd64. Please adjust your usages accordingly.

Supported tags and respective Dockerfile links

THESE IMAGES ARE VERY EXPERIMENTAL; THEY ARE PROVIDED ON A BEST-EFFORT BASIS WHILE docker-library/official-images#2289 IS STILL IN-PROGRESS (which is the first step towards proper multiarch images)

PLEASE DO NOT USE THEM FOR IMPORTANT THINGS

This image is built from the source of the official image of the same name (alpine). Please see that image's description for links to the relevant Dockerfiles.

If you are curious about specifically how this image differs, see the Jenkins Groovy DSL scripts in the tianon/jenkins-groovy GitHub repository, which are responsible for creating the Jenkins jobs which build them.

Quick reference

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.

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Comments (1)
mkumatag
3 months ago

I see 3.6 version available now, can someone push 3.6 version of it.