1 min read | by Jordi Prats
The AWS CLI is a command line interface for interacting with AWS services. To install it in an Alpine-based container we can use pip instead of going thru all the trouble of downloading a zip and install it by running some script.
To install it we'll need some python dependencies: python3 and py3-pip. Once we have them we just need to install the awscli module.
To avoid keeping cache files in the docker layers, we can run pip install using the --no-cache-dir flag. The Dockerfile for that will look like this:
FROM alpine:latest RUN apk --no-cache add python3 py3-pip RUN pip3 install --upgrade pip \ && pip3 install --no-cache-dir awscli
Posted on 09/02/2023