Add a new entrypoint to a docker image
Recently, we decided to move one of our services to docker container. The service is product of another company and they have provided us the docker image. However, we need to do some extra configuration steps in the container entrypoint.
The first thing I tried, was to create a DockerFile from the base image and then add commands to do the extra steps, like this:
From baseimage:tag RUN chmod a+w /path/to/entrypoint_creates_this_file
But, it failed, because these extra steps must be run after running the base container entrypoint.
Is there any way to extend entrypoint of a base image? if not, what is the correct way to do this?
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I finally ended up calling the original entrypoint bash script in my new entrypoint bash script, before doing other extra configuration steps.
create your custom entry-point file
-> add this to image
-> specify this as your entrypoint file
FROM image:base COPY /path/to/my-entry-point.sh /my-entry-point.sh // do sth here ENTRYPOINT ["/my-entry-point.sh"]
You do not need to even create a new Dockerfile. To modify the
entrypoint you can just run the image using the command such as below:
docker run --entrypoint new-entry-point-cmd baseimage:tag <optional-args-to-entrypoint>