Lucian Ghinda
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Random Thoughts about Building Software

Shortfix: When updating Dockerfile to use ruby3.0.3-alpine pin alpine to alpine3.13

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Lucian Ghinda
·Nov 29, 2021·

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If you update your Dockerfile to use ruby:3.0.3-alpine and notice the following error while building the image:

ERROR:  While executing gem ... (Gem::FilePermissionError)
    You don't have write permissions for the /usr/local/bundle directory.

First know that 3.0.3-alpine actually is using alpine3.14.

The fix is to pin the alpine version to 3.13 so use in your Dockerfile:

FROM ruby:3.0.3-alpine3.13

Why this happens:

Seems like something changed in alpine3.14 and bundle cannot write in /usr/local/bundle.

Multiple people had this issue:

It seems to be related to Docker Version running the Dockerfile:

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