Install new packages in App Platform

Posted September 13, 2021 391 views
LaravelDigitalOcean App Platform

I have deployed a Laravel application on App Platforms and now I need to install new packages, but when I try to use the command “sudo apt update” I get this message “bash: sudo: command not found” and if I use only “apt update” I get the message “Acquire (13: Permission denied)”. How can I fix this, do I need to attach a Droplet to my application?

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👋 @Kaii

If you’re using buildpacks with App Platform, apt commands are not supported, though we plan to offer a method to do this in the future.

A workaround is to build and deploy using a Dockerfile.