Python 3.5 Docker image
This container image includes Python 3.5 as a S2I base image for your Python 3.5 applications.
Users can choose between RHEL and CentOS based builder images.
The RHEL image is available in the Red Hat Container Catalog
The CentOS image is then available on Docker Hub
The resulting image can be run using Docker.
Python 3.5 available as docker container is a base platform for
building and running various Python 3.5 applications and frameworks.
Python is an easy to learn, powerful programming language. It has efficient high-level
data structures and a simple but effective approach to object-oriented programming.
Python's elegant syntax and dynamic typing, together with its interpreted nature,
make it an ideal language for scripting and rapid application development in many areas
on most platforms.
For RHEL based image
$ s2i build https://github.com/sclorg/s2i-python-container.git --context-dir=3.5/test/setup-test-app/ rhscl/python-35-rhel7 python-sample-app $ docker run -p 8080:8080 python-sample-app
For CentOS based image
$ s2i build https://github.com/sclorg/s2i-python-container.git --context-dir=3.5/test/setup-test-app/ centos/python-35-centos7 python-sample-app $ docker run -p 8080:8080 python-sample-app
Accessing the application:
$ curl 127.0.0.1:8080
To set these environment variables, you can place them as a key value pair into a
file inside your source code repository.
Used to run the application from a script file.
This should be a path to a script file (defaults to
app.shunless set to null) that will be
run to start the application.
Used to run the application from a Python script.
This should be a path to a Python file (defaults to
app.pyunless set to null) that will be
passed to the Python interpreter to start the application.
Used to run the application with Gunicorn, as documented
This variable specifies a WSGI callable with the pattern
MODULE_NAMEis the full dotted path
of a module, and
VARIABLE_NAMErefers to a WSGI callable inside the
Gunicorn will look for a WSGI callable named
applicationif not specified.
APP_MODULEis not provided, the
runscript will look for a
file in your project and use it if it exists.
setup.pyfor installing the application, the
can be read from there. For an example, see
This variable can be used to specify a sub-directory in which the application to be run is contained.
The directory pointed to by this variable needs to contain
wsgi.py(for Gunicorn) or
APP_HOMEis not provided, the
runscripts will use the application's root
Path to a valid Python file with a
Gunicorn configuration file.
Set this variable to a non-empty value to inhibit the execution of 'manage.py migrate'
when the produced image is run. This only affects Django projects. See
"Handling Database Migrations" section of Django blogpost on OpenShift blog on suggestions
how/when to run DB migrations in OpenShift environment. Most importantly,
note that running DB migrations from two or more pods might corrupt your database.
Set this variable to a non-empty value to inhibit the execution of
'manage.py collectstatic' during the build. This only affects Django projects.
Set this variable to use a custom index URL or mirror to download required packages
during build process. This only affects packages listed in requirements.txt.
Pipenv ignores this variable.
Set this variable to a non-empty value to have the 'pip' program and related
python packages (setuptools and wheel) be upgraded to the most recent version
before any Python packages are installed. If not set it will use whatever
the default version is included by the platform for the Python version being used.
Set this variable to use Pipenv,
the higher-level Python packaging tool, to manage dependencies of the application.
This should be used only if your project contains properly formated Pipfile
and Pipfile.lock. (Implies
UPGRADE_PIP_TO_LATESTto satisfy dependencies of
Set this to change the default setting for the number of
default, this is set to the number of available cores times 2, capped
Source repository layout
You do not need to change anything in your existing Python project's repository.
However, if these files exist they will affect the behavior of the build process:
List of dependencies to be installed with
pip. The format is documented
The replacement for requirements.txt, project is currently under active
design and development, as documented here.
ENABLE_PIPENVenvironment variable to true in order to process this file.
Configures various aspects of the project, including installation of
dependencies, as documented
For most projects, it is sufficient to simply use
Pipfile, if one of these files is present
setup.pyis not processed
by default, please use
-e .to trigger its processing from above mentioned
The Docker image produced by s2i-python executes your project in one of the
following ways, in precedence order:
The Gunicorn WSGI HTTP server is used to serve your application in the case that it
is installed. It can be installed by listing it either in the
file or in the
install_requiressection of the
If a file named
wsgi.pyis present in your repository, it will be used as
the entry point to your application. This can be overridden with the
This file is present in Django projects by default.
If you have both Django and Gunicorn in your requirements, your Django project
will automatically be served using Gunicorn.
Django development server
If you have Django in your requirements but don't have Gunicorn, then your
application will be served using Django's development web server. However, this is not
recommended for production environments.
This would be used where you provide a Python code file for running you
application. It will be used in the case where you specify a path to a
Python script via the
APP_FILEenvironment variable, defaulting to a
app.pyif it exists. The script is passed to a regular
Python interpreter to launch your application.
Application script file
This is the most general way of executing your application. It will be
used in the case where you specify a path to an executable script file
APP_SCRIPTenvironment variable, defaulting to a file named
app.shif it exists. The script is executed directly to launch your
If you are using Django, hot deploy will work out of the box.
To enable hot deploy while using Gunicorn, make sure you have a Gunicorn
configuration file inside your repository with the
option set to
true. Make sure to specify your config via the
To change your source code in running container, use Docker's
docker exec -it <CONTAINER_ID> /bin/bash
After you enter into the running container, your current directory is set
/opt/app-root/src, where the source code is located.
Dockerfile and other sources are available on https://github.com/sclorg/s2i-python-container.
In that repository you also can find another versions of Python environment Dockerfiles.
Dockerfile for CentOS is called Dockerfile, Dockerfile for RHEL is called Dockerfile.rhel7.