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Service not started automatically in Docker container using Dockerfile

(Asalve) #1

I am trying to run ansible playbook using Dockerfile playbook run fine and using Dockerfile but when i try to mention apache2 service to start using RUN service apache2 start in Dockerfile and try to run docker build . command the Dockerfile run successfully without error But when i login to container and check apache2 service it is in stopped mode.Everytime when i run docker build command it run successfully but when login to container service is in stop mode.

Please let me know what is the issue.


(Vu Anh Duc) #2

Dockerfile’s purpose is creating an image only.

What you want is a container which has running apache2 service.

It’s different.

There are some solutions for your problems.
The simplest one is in your run command, append: service apache2 start. For example

docker run -d --name abc image/apache service apache2 start

Other solution is implement Entrypoint, you can refer to postgres Dockerfile to find more detail.

Hope this can help.