Build golang binaries for alpine linux
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Dockerfile Update for newer alpine with more and fresher packages Nov 3, 2016
Makefile init Apr 19, 2015 deprecated warning Jan 12, 2017

DEPRECATED in favor the official golang image

New golang official images are based on alpine as well.

Alpine linux golang docker image - 204MB

Because alpine linux and therefor gliderlabs/alpine docker containers use musl instead gnu libc, your golang binaries build using libc will not work on alpine. There are two ways you can fix this:

Static linking

CGO_ENABLED=0 go build -a -installsuffix cgo

Use this docker image

Use this docker container to build your golang project for alpine linux.

Image golang Image blang/golang-alpine
~515 MB ~281 MB
GCC+Other weight Bare

Also check out my blog post about this topic.


Like the base golang image

docker pull blang/golang-alpine
docker run --rm -v "$PWD":/go/src/ -w /go/src/ blang/golang-alpine go build -v

docker run --rm -v "$PWD":/go/bin blang/golang-alpine go get