ENV variable isn't added correctly to the container environment

Here is my Dockefile

FROM ubuntu:latest



RUN apt-get update && apt-get install -y wget
RUN wget http://nodejs.org/dist/v0.12.0/node-v0.12.0-linux-x64.tar.gz
RUN tar xvf node-v0.12.0-linux-x64.tar.gz

RUN cp -r node-v0.12.0-linux-x64 /usr/local/

WORKDIR /usr/local
RUN ln -s /usr/local/node-v0.12.0-linux-x64.tar.gz /usr/local/node

ENV PATH /usr/local/node/bin:$PATH

RUN npm install -g bower

EXPOSE 8080:8080

The problem with this Dockerfile is that when I run it I got the error npm not found. This is probably caused by the fact that the installation folder isn’t added correctly to the PATH env variable.

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  • One Solution collect form web for “ENV variable isn't added correctly to the container environment”

    Your created symlink is invalid. Your /usr/local/node is pointing to a non existing file. You have to leave out the .tar.gz.

    Apart from that I recommend using the node:onbuild docker image as your basis. It was created as a building block for your own node application and already includes a proper setup of node.js and npm.

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