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Dockerfile: “no such file or directory” error using ADD

Testing docker is really interesting, but sometimes it’s difficult to understand what’s wrong with some configuration.

A problem I found recently dealed with the ADD directive used in the Dockerfile. I was trying to start some services with supervisor but I got this error during the image build process

Step 19 : ADD supervisord.conf /etc/supervisor/conf.d/
2014/02/10 00:40:55 build: supervisord.conf: no such file or directory

The file was right there, in the same path of the Dockerfile, but docker couldn’t find it.

After a good read of the official documentation I learned the conxept of “build context”. When you are building an image, the source directory from which you are operating is the build context, but when you are building passing the Dockerfile from the standard input, there’s no build context!

So this is ok

$ docker build -t mydebian .

and this can’t work

$ docker build -t mydebian - < Dockerfile

Android on Ubuntu: IOException on aapt

As I told in a previous post, I’m setting up a new Ubuntu installation and I want to compile something for Android on it.

After installing Android SDK I got this error on my first iteration of “ant debug”

/home/max/AndroidSDK/android-sdk-linux/tools/ant/build.xml:621: The following error occurred while executing this line:
/home/max/AndroidSDK/android-sdk-linux/tools/ant/build.xml:657: Execute failed: java.io.IOException: Cannot run program "/home/max/AndroidSDK/android-sdk-linux/platform-tools/aapt": error=2, No such file or directory

The error is in some way misleading because the binary is there, but the problem is that it’s a 32-bit executable

max@praxi:~$ ls -l /home/max/AndroidSDK/android-sdk-linux/platform-tools/aapt
-rwxr-xr-x 1 max max 929400 Jul 27 14:33 /home/max/AndroidSDK/android-sdk-linux/platform-tools/aapt

max@praxi:~$ file /home/max/AndroidSDK/android-sdk-linux/platform-tools/aapt
/home/max/AndroidSDK/android-sdk-linux/platform-tools/aapt: ELF 32-bit LSB executable, Intel 80386, version 1 (SYSV), dynamically linked (uses shared libs), for GNU/Linux 2.6.8, stripped

The solution is near: we need 32-bit libraries

root@praxi:~# aptitude install ia32-libs

As always it’s a good idea to RTFM: