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This is docker images of Alpine 3.5 with different versions of java
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Alpine microcontainer with Java

This is a micro docker container based on Alpine 3.5 nimmis/alpine-mico (for oracle java Alpine with glibc nimmis/alpine-glibc is used) with different versions of OpenJDK and Oracle java


This images are build on nimmis/alpine-micro which are a modified version of Alpine with a working
init process, and a working cron, logrotate and syslog. Services are started with
runit daemon, for more information about that see nimmis/alpine-mico

starting the container with a normal shell

docker run -ti nimmis/alpine-java:openjdk-8-jdk /bin/bash

This will start the container with a normal shell, no cron or other systems are started

starting the container as a daemon

docker run -d nimmis/alpine-java:openjdk-8-jdk

This will start the container with the init process running, access the container with

docker exec -ti <container ID> /bin/bash

Loading different versions of java

The different version is determined with the TAG


If you have any problems with or questions about this image, please contact us by submitting a ticket through a GitHub issue

  1. Look to see if someone already filled the bug, if not add a new one.
  2. Add a good title and description with the following information.
    • if possible an copy of the output from cat /etc/BUILDS/* from inside the container
    • any logs relevant for the problem
    • how the container was started (flags, environment variables, mounted volumes etc)
    • any other information that can be helpful


You are invited to contribute new features, fixes, or updates, large or small; we are always thrilled to receive pull requests, and do our best to process them as fast as we can.


This image contains the following versions of java, the container names are
nimmis/alpine-java:<tag> where tag is

Tag OpenJDK version size
latest Oracle Java version 8 JRE
openjdk-7-jdk OpenJDK Java version 7 JDK
openjdk-7-jre OpenJDK Java version 7 JRE
openjdk-8-jdk OpenJDK Java version 8 JDK
openjdk-8-jre OpenJDK Java version 8 JRE
oracle-8-jdk Oracle Java version 8 JDK
oracle-8-jre Oracle Java version 8 JRE

Example to run a container with OpenJDK version 7 JDK

docker run -d nimmis/alpine-java:openjdk-7-jdk
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