Build Docker images for Asqatasun

Build locally

Let say we want to compile Asqatasun 4.0.0 "SNAPSHOT" release and create a Docker image with it. By "locally", we mean we won't download Asqatasun as we will build it.

1. Grab source code

git clone

2. Compile Asqatasun

cd Asqatasun
git checkout develop    # Please always work on develop, see
mvn clean install

(Internet connection needed the very first time to download Maven dependencies).

In the meantime, enjoy your coffee break :)

3. Copy Asqatasun tar.gz to the suitable Docker directory

cp web-app/asqatasun-web-app/target/asqatasun-4.0.0-SNAPSHOT.i386.tar.gz docker/single-container

4. Modify the Dockerfile for local usage

Comment the following line :

#ADD${ASQA_RELEASE}.i386.tar.gz /root/
#RUN tar xvfz asqatasun-${ASQA_RELEASE}.i386.tar.gz && \
#    mv asqatasun*/ ./asqatasun/

... and uncomment the following ones

ADD asqatasun-${ASQA_RELEASE}.i386.tar.gz /root/
RUN mv asqatasun*/ ./asqatasun/

5. Set the release wanted in the Dockerfile

At the beginning if the Dockerfile, replace ASQA_RELEASE="SNAPSHOT" by ASQA_RELEASE="4.0.0-SNAPSHOT"

6. Build the Docker Image

cd docker/single-container
docker build -t asqatasun/asqatasun:SNAPSHOT .

Verify the image is actually built

docker images

You should see something like this:

REPOSITORY                   TAG                 IMAGE ID            CREATED             SIZE
asqatasun/asqatasun          SNAPSHOT            84a5bf7bb437        2 minutes ago       833.1 MB

7. Remove old containers

In case you had older containers, just wipe them (so backup before if you want to keep your data)

docker stop asqatasun ; docker rm asqatasun

8. Run Docker Image

docker run -p 8080:8080 --name asqatasun asqatasun/asqatasun:SNAPSHOT

Your Asqatasun is ready to use when you see on the console something like:

==> /var/log/tomcat7/catalina.out 
Dec 14, 2015 5:05:59 PM org.apache.coyote.AbstractProtocol start
INFO: Starting ProtocolHandler ["http-bio-8080"]
Dec 14, 2015 5:05:59 PM org.apache.catalina.startup.Catalina start
INFO: Server startup in 27268 ms

You can now browse http://localhost:8080/asqatasun/ and login with the following credentials:

  • login:
  • password: myAsqaPassword

9. Troubleshooting