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Building code within a container


I am getting started with the whole docker environment my question might sound possibly basic - please bear with me :slight_smile:

I have a situation where I have a running container that I will need to modify (add some features) and this will imply making (as is running a make command) some extra modules.

Is there any tutorial / pointer as of how I should add a build toolchain in a container (assuming this is the “right” way of doing this) ?

Thanks for any pointer

This is absolutely possible but, unfortunately, few tutorials explain how to do it well. Essentially, you need to bind mount host directories into the container although there are many other considerations.

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