App detection fails

App detection failed on a repo with this structure:

  • public/
  • scripts/
  • src/
  • Dockerfile
  • package.json
  • yarn.lock

What exactly is it looking for? Is it confused that there’s a package.json file in the same directory as the Dockerfile? I was under the impression that a Dockerfile in the root directory made it a Docker app.


@sgw2129 can you share the repo link please? I can try to find out more info as to why it’s not being detected as the repo structure looks fine to me.

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Hi @sgw2129,

We had identified and fixed a problem with app detection earlier today. Can you please try your repo again? It should work now.


What I could suggest is defining the dockerfile_path so that the App platform does not attempt to use the Cloud Native Buildpacks to build your application.


name: sample-dockerfile
- name: web
    branch: main
  dockerfile_path: Dockerfile

Let me know how it goes.

Best, Bobby