Question

Error in GitLab runner Docker file

My Docker file contents:

FROM nginx:1.18
COPY index.html /usr/share/nginx/html

Gitlab Runner log error message:

Step 2/2 : COPY index.html /usr/share/nginx/html
COPY failed: file not found in build context or excluded by .dockerignore: stat index.html: file does not exist

Setup: It is laravel app. So no index.html file exists…

=== Honestly, I have no idea how to proceed… Should I rename COPY public/index.php

Thx!


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Hi there,

Indeed, the Dockerfile that you are currently using is for a static HTML website with a single index.html file.

As you are using Laravel, you need to create a Dockerfile that installs all of your dependencies, for example:

# Set the base image for subsequent instructions
FROM php:7.4

# Update packages
RUN apt-get update

# Install PHP and composer dependencies
RUN apt-get install -qq git curl libmcrypt-dev libjpeg-dev libpng-dev libfreetype6-dev libbz2-dev

# Clear out the local repository of retrieved package files
RUN apt-get clean

# Install needed extensions
# Here you can install any other extension that you need during the test and deployment process
RUN docker-php-ext-install mcrypt pdo_mysql zip

# Install Composer
RUN curl --silent --show-error "https://getcomposer.org/installer" | php -- --install-dir=/usr/local/bin --filename=composer

# Install Laravel Envoy
RUN composer global require "laravel/envoy=~1.0"

For more information on the GitLab runner, I could suggest the following documentation:

https://docs.gitlab.com/ee/ci/examples/laravel_with_gitlab_and_envoy/

Hope that this helps!

Best,

Bobby