A minimal Docker image based on Alpine Linux has only 5 MB in size, but a lot of tools common for Linux distributions (e.g.
curl) are not installed by default.
In this short note i will show how to install
curl in Alpine container from the command line.
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Install cURL on Alpine
curl on Alpine Linux from the command line:
# apk --no-cache add curl
curl in Alpine-based Docker image, add the following line to a
RUN apk --no-cache add curl
Alpine Linux 3.3 and heigher: The
--no-cache option has been added in Alpine Linux 3.3. It allows to install packages with an index that is updated and used on-the-fly and not cached locally.
On the older versions of Alpine, the
curl command can be installed as follows:
RUN apk add --update curl && \ rm -rf /var/cache/apk/*
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