2017-01-21 parameterize build
Added the following build arguments:
APP_PACKAGES- allow additional software packages during build (e.g., imagemagick)
APP_LOCALE=en_US- allow different locale for log messages
APP_CHARSET=UTF-8- allow different charset for log messages
APP_USER=app- allow a different username for the app user
APP_USER_DIR=/home/app- allow a different home directory for the app user
Added the following environment variables:
APP_PORT=3000- allow a different username for the meteor user
APP_ROOT=/app- allow a different app root (changes meteor volume)
Changed the default working directory to
2016-11-15 add software packages so that
meteor npm install can build npm modules
Updated to Meteor version 184.108.40.206.
build-essential packages, in case
npm needs them to rebuild node modules.
npm install --save bcrypt works.
Use the following bash alias to run meteor from the command-line using the current direcotry as the application source:
alias app='docker run -it --rm --name=app -v $PWD:/app -p 3000:3000 golden/meteor-dev'
Here's an example of the alias in use:
app create new-meteor-app cd new-meteor-app app npm install app
Note: When interrupted using
ctrl-C, meteor will restart, so use the
docker stop app command to shutdown the server.
Run Meteor using a prebuilt docker container
golden/meteor-dev pre-built container from Docker Hub.
docker pull golden/meteor-dev
Run meteor using the application source code in the
docker run -it --rm --name app -p 3000:3000 -v /path/to/meteor/app:/app golden/meteor-dev
The app is now accessible on port 3000 of the localhost (
The app can be stopped using the
docker stop app command.
When changes are made to the source code of the meteor application in the local directory (
meteor-dev container automatically updates the running application. The application changes are seen immediately in the browser, just as if meteor were installed locally.
You can check on the status of the meteor container by using the
docker ps command.
The meteor server will attempt to restart when interrupted usng
ctrl-C, so use
docker stop to shutdown the server.
The meteor image is stateless and can be automatically removed when stopped by using the
--rm docker command switch.
Each time you use
docker run to start Meteor without the
--rm switch, a new container with a fresh install of meteor is created. Each of these containers consumes disk space.
You can clean up stopped containers by using the
docker container prune command.
You can clean up unused volumes by using the
docker volume prune command.