How do I install phantomjs with node in docker

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I have been trying to install phantomjs executable in /usr/local/bin in a docker container, alongside node. I am new to docker and not well versed in installing binaries or working with Linux so struggling to work out where I'm going wrong.

This is my docker file:

FROM        node:6.4-onbuild

# Install phantomjs
RUN         apt-get install libfreetype6 libfreetype6-dev \
            && apt-get install libfontconfig1 libfontconfig1-dev
RUN         export PHANTOM_JS="phantomjs-2.1.1-linux-i686" \
            && wget$PHANTOM_JS.tar.bz2 \
            && tar xvjf $PHANTOM_JS.tar.bz2 \
            && mv $PHANTOM_JS /usr/local/share \
            && ln -sf /usr/local/share/$PHANTOM_JS/bin/phantomjs /usr/local/bin

WORKDIR     /usr/src/app
RUN         npm run build
EXPOSE      8080
CMD         ["node", "./bin/start.js"]

I've run bash on the container and there is definitely something called phantomjs in /usr/local/bin but I'm assuming that I've linked the wrong thing or it's an invalid executable. I'm thrown an error from my application telling me that there is no phantomjs executable in /usr/local/bin.

Can anyone resolve this query?


Aug 1, 2018 in Docker by Atul
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Here is what you can try.

Link for existing image for this already on Docker hub using the following Dockerfile:

FROM debian:jessie 
MAINTAINER Werner Beroux <> 
# 1. Install runtime dependencies 
# 2. Install official PhantomJS release 
# 3. Clean up 

RUN apt-get update \
    && apt-get install -y --no-install-recommends \
        ca-certificates \
        bzip2 \
        libfontconfig \
    && apt-get clean \
    && rm -rf /var/lib/apt/lists/*

RUN apt-get update \
    && apt-get install -y --no-install-recommends \
        curl \
    && mkdir /tmp/phantomjs \
    && curl -L \
           | tar -xj --strip-components=1 -C /tmp/phantomjs \
    && cd /tmp/phantomjs \
    && mv bin/phantomjs /usr/local/bin \
    && cd \
    && apt-get purge --auto-remove -y \
        curl \
    && apt-get clean \
    && rm -rf /tmp/* /var/lib/apt/lists/*

# Run as non-root user 
RUN useradd --system --uid 72379 -m --shell /usr/sbin/nologin phantomjs

USER phantomjs 
EXPOSE 8910 
CMD ["/usr/local/bin/phantomjs"]
answered Aug 1, 2018 by Damon Salvatore
• 5,450 points

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