How to install packages in a Docker container?

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Hi Guys,

I am new in Docker. I want to install some of packages in a docker container. How can I do that?

Thank You

Apr 15 in Docker by akhtar
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To install packages in a docker container, the packages should be defined in the Dockerfile.

If you want to install packages in the Container, use the RUN statement followed by exact download command .

$ RUN pip install <package name > //IN Windows
$ RUN apt-get install <package name > //in Ubuntu
$ RUN yum install <package name> //CentOS/RHEL

You can update the Dockerfile with latest list of packages at anytime and build again to create new image out of it.

Hope this will help.

answered Apr 15 by MD
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