How to upgrade Git version in App Platform?

Posted January 21, 2021 543 views
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The version of git installed in my App Platform container is 1.17.2. I’m needing to use a newer version, 1.22 or greater. Is it possible to specify the git version the container uses? If so, how?

Grateful for any insight!

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It’s not currently possible to customize the base OS packages within App Platform buildpacks. We’re considering options to offer that functionality. In the mean-time, building the container image via Dockerfile, or specifying an existing container image from the container registry should allow you to fully customize all packages in your app.

  • Thanks for the insight.

    […] specifying an existing container image from the container registry

    Could you share a link to any documentation/tutorials on how to do this?

    • Ah, nevermind. Found some documentation that stated that it’s not possible to specify an existing container and a git repository (only one), so this approach won’t work the way I had thought it might.