What do I need to do to deploy a docker container running on the App Platform?

I get the following error:

Error: error resolving dockerfile path: please provide a valid path to a Dockerfile within the build context with –dockerfile

Do I need to enter any build commands?


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You can deploy a docker container on the App Platform by placing a Dockerfile (named Dockerfile) in the root of the Github repository for your app.

If you want to store your Dockerfile in a different location in your repository, you can use the dockerfile_path key in your app spec.

You can see a <a href=“https://www.digitalocean.com/docs/app-platform/languages-frameworks/docker/”>sample</a> setup for deploying a Dockerfile to App Platform. Even with a repo setup like this, with a Dockerfile at the root, you still need to create an actual App on the App Platform pointing to his repo– the easiest way is via the Apps web UI.

  • Thanks for replying… I have a Dockerfile in the root, it’s just a simple Nginx instance serving a React app. On deployment of the app I was getting the error mentioned. I thought maybe some addtional configuration was required.


  • Is it possible to choose the Dockerfile in the repository? Only having it in the root is quite restrictive…

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