Where does Docker know where to pull the .sh scripts from when building a Dockerfile?
So here is a Dockerfile. https://hub.docker.com/r/kartoza/postgis/~/dockerfile/
I am trying to use this in my Docker-Compose like so:
postgres: restart: always image: kartoza/postgis:9.4-2.1 ports: - "5432:5432"
My question is, if you go back to that link and look at the Dockerfile, at the very bottom it is running start_postgres.sh and some other sh scripts. How does docker know where to pull those sh scripts from? I know there is a Kartoza/postgis github repo that has the scripts, but nowhere in the Dockerfile or my docker-compose is there any step to pull or point to the GitHub repo so I am totally confused where these scripts are pulled from when I run my docker-compose.
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Dockerfile on Dockerhub is just for documentation purposes, the complete github repo is used to build the image, hence the scripts are available through Docker’s build context:
$ docker build https://github.com/kartoza/docker-postgis
Only using the linked
Dockerfile will result in a build error.
Edit: To clarify, Docker Hub is an image repository. Built images are either uploaded or built by Docker Hub from a provided github repository. Other users can then simply download (pull) those images.