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git not found in alpine image #586

krazyjakee opened this issue Nov 14, 2017 · 4 comments


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commented Nov 14, 2017

npm ERR! code ENOGIT
npm ERR! No git binary found in $PATH
npm ERR! 
npm ERR! Failed using git.
npm ERR! Please check if you have git installed and in your PATH.

Looks like it's missing from the current alpine image.
npm install is kinda fundamental to node and git is required to install certain dependencies.


RUN apk update && apk upgrade && \
    apk add --no-cache bash git openssh

in the dockerfile will fix it.


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commented Nov 14, 2017

There was a discussion about this here: #367

If you only need it for npm, you should use a multi-stage build.

@SimenB SimenB added the question label Nov 15, 2017


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commented Nov 15, 2017

I don't think anything has changed from our side since #367, so closing


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commented Oct 5, 2018

If anyone need to use node (alpine) with git, take a look into this repository:


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commented Jan 11, 2019

RUN apk add --no-cache git

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