Alpine base docker image
Minimalistic base image to create other images. Based on latest stable Alpine 3.6 release.
Contains bash shell as default.
Current and previous versions of Alpine are maintained. When new version appears you have time to switch.
latest– latest version of Alpine. Use this if you want always be up to date
3– Latest Alpine release of 3.x branch
3.6– Alpine 3.6 (current)
3.5– Alpine 3.5 (previous)
Just run to get the bash prompt
docker run -it --rm hope/alpine
Use latest version as base image for your own images
Or use specific version as base image
FROM hope/alpine:3.6 FROM hope/alpine:3
Set timezone in container with environment variable
TZ in command line
docker run -it --rm -e TZ=America/Chicago hope/alpine
Or in your Dockerfile
There are 2 Alpine package repositories included
apk add nodejs
apk add nodejs@edge