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Base image for the Wolfi Linux Distribution.

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The image is available on cgr.dev:

docker pull cgr.dev/chainguard/wolfi-base:latest

Usage

The Chainguard wolfi-base Image includes a shell and package manager. The Image will start in a shell by default:

docker run -it cgr.dev/chainguard/wolfi-base
6d38c9b4f0d9:/#

You can run commands from within the shell like this, or you can run commands directly on your local machine without opening a shell:

docker run cgr.dev/chainguard/wolfi-base ps
PID   USER     TIME  COMMAND
    1 root      0:00 ps

This Image is commonly used in Dockerfiles, as in the following example:

FROM cgr.dev/chainguard/wolfi-base

RUN apk update && apk add redis

ENTRYPOINT ["/usr/bin/redis-server"]

This example Dockerfile will update apk and install the Redis server onto the base Image.

You could use a Dockerfile like this to build a new image:

docker build -t myredis --progress plain --no-cache .
#0 building with "desktop-linux" instance using docker driver

#1 [internal] load .dockerignore
#1 transferring context: 656B done
#1 DONE 0.0s

#2 [internal] load build definition from Dockerfile
#2 transferring dockerfile: 144B done
#2 DONE 0.0s

#3 [internal] load metadata for cgr.dev/chainguard/wolfi-base:latest
#3 DONE 0.0s

#4 [1/2] FROM cgr.dev/chainguard/wolfi-base
#4 CACHED

#5 [2/2] RUN apk update && apk add redis
#5 0.104 fetch https://packages.wolfi.dev/os/aarch64/APKINDEX.tar.gz
#5 0.702  [https://packages.wolfi.dev/os]
#5 0.702 OK: 14620 distinct packages available
#5 0.750 (1/1) Installing redis (7.2.0-r0)
#5 1.207 OK: 15 MiB in 15 packages
#5 DONE 1.2s

#6 exporting to image
#6 exporting layers 0.0s done
#6 writing image sha256:bde1c89d952e0e0155acb410ee8143b1daf542bd36a6b22c032250633d08bf76 done
#6 naming to docker.io/library/myredis done
#6 DONE 0.0s

Following that, you can run the new image built from the wolfi-base Image.

docker run myredis

Further Reading

To learn more, we encourage you to visit Chainguard Academy which contains extensive documentation on getting started with Wolfi.

Licenses

Chainguard Images contain software packages that are direct or transitive dependencies. The following licenses were found in the "latest" version of this image:

  • Apache-2.0

  • GPL-2.0-only

  • GPL-2.0-or-later

  • LGPL-2.1-or-later

  • MIT

  • MPL-2.0

For a complete list of licenses, please refer to this Image's SBOM.

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