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Last pushed: 2 months ago
Short Description
Image based on Alpine Linux will help you win at minimalism
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A super small Docker image based on Alpine Linux. The image is only 5 MB and has access to a package repository that is much more complete than other BusyBox based images.


Stop doing this:

FROM ubuntu-debootstrap:14.04
RUN apt-get update -q \
  && DEBIAN_FRONTEND=noninteractive apt-get install -qy mysql-client \
  && apt-get clean \
  && rm -rf /var/lib/apt
ENTRYPOINT ["mysql"]

This took 19 seconds to build and yields a 164 MB image. Eww. Start doing this:

FROM gliderlabs/alpine:3.1
RUN apk-install mysql-client
ENTRYPOINT ["mysql"]

Only 3 seconds to build and results in a 16 MB image! Hooray!


This image is built and pushed using CircleCI. See the repository at for information on manual building and testing.

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