App Platform container building is extremely slow

It’s extremely slow to build Docker containers on app platform. My container takes about 2 minutes to build locally, but takes over 30 minutes on app platform. It takes over 10 minutes to install the Ruby bundle and another 5 minutes to install the JS dependencies (from yarn). It’s a bit faster when the layers are cached, but it seems like the cache expires after a day or so, which requires a full rebuild of the docker containers.

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Bump… 10-20 minutes for an empty node container with no packages…


40+ minute builds here. This is awful. I wish I had known about this prior to starting this project, I would have never used AppPlatform.

@cbaker Any updates on this issue? My builds are also taking 30+ minutes. It’s a simple Rails application.