In this article, I want to outline my go about building a Docker base image from scratch. Admittedly in most cases, this won't be the most practical approach, but it can have its advantages.

Let's say you would want to dockerize an application that uses a newly released runtime, e. g. Deno. The problem is that the only images released yet are community-driven, which can come with downsides like irregular updates or the lack of applied best practices.

In a case like this, it can make sense to build your own image from scratch.

The “intuitive” approach

I planned to base everything on…

Georg Zepf

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