SRC SRC - 10 months ago 52
Linux Question

libgit2 alpine linux docker error

Ok, This is above my understanding. I have really no idea what exactly is wrong here but something is. I am on the verge of breaking by banging my head on the wall and yet nothing came up. Can any kind soul please help me.

This is my Dockerfile -

FROM golang:1.7-alpine
RUN echo >> /etc/apk/repositories
RUN apk update && apk upgrade && apk add --no-cache bash git openssh alpine-sdk libgit2

RUN pkg-config --print-errors --exists libgit2

I have wrote it with advice from here - How do I install libgit2 on Alipne linux

And this is the end result -

Sending build context to Docker daemon 513 kB
Step 1 : FROM golang:1.7-alpine
---> 161e259af05d
Step 2 : RUN echo >> /etc/apk/repositories
---> Running in 428c62a1fc94
---> 80a4e0dca9d7
Removing intermediate container 428c62a1fc94
Step 3 : RUN apk update && apk upgrade && apk add --no-cache bash git openssh alpine-sdk libgit2
---> Running in 7876608fa4e7
v3.4.4-9-g07aa589 []
v3.4.4-1-g77d84e1 []
v3.4.0-4072-g7fdcbdd []
OK: 7381 distinct packages available
(1/2) Upgrading libcrypto1.0 (1.0.2i-r0 -> 1.0.2j-r0)
(2/2) Upgrading libssl1.0 (1.0.2i-r0 -> 1.0.2j-r0)
Executing busybox-1.24.2-r11.trigger
OK: 5 MiB in 12 packages
(1/63) Installing fakeroot (1.20.2-r3)
(2/63) Installing sudo (1.8.16-r0)
(3/63) Installing libcap (2.25-r0)
(4/63) Installing pax-utils (1.1.6-r0)
(5/63) Installing openssl (1.0.2j-r0)
(6/63) Installing libattr (2.4.47-r4)
(7/63) Installing attr (2.4.47-r4)
(8/63) Installing tar (1.29-r0)
(9/63) Installing pkgconf (0.9.12-r0)
(10/63) Installing patch (2.7.5-r1)
(11/63) Installing libssh2 (1.7.0-r0)
(12/63) Installing libcurl (7.50.3-r0)
(13/63) Installing curl (7.50.3-r0)
(14/63) Installing abuild (2.27.1-r1)
Executing abuild-2.27.1-r1.pre-install
(15/63) Installing binutils-libs (2.26-r0)
(16/63) Installing binutils (2.26-r0)
(17/63) Installing gmp (6.1.0-r0)
(18/63) Installing isl (0.14.1-r0)
(19/63) Installing libgomp (5.3.0-r0)
(20/63) Installing libatomic (5.3.0-r0)
(21/63) Installing libgcc (5.3.0-r0)
(22/63) Installing pkgconfig (0.25-r1)
(23/63) Installing mpfr3 (3.1.2-r0)
(24/63) Installing mpc1 (1.0.3-r0)
(25/63) Installing libstdc++ (5.3.0-r0)
(26/63) Installing gcc (5.3.0-r0)
(27/63) Installing make (4.1-r1)
(28/63) Installing musl-dev (1.1.14-r12)
(29/63) Installing libc-dev (0.7-r0)
(30/63) Installing fortify-headers (0.8-r0)
(31/63) Installing g++ (5.3.0-r0)
(32/63) Installing build-base (0.4-r1)
(33/63) Installing expat (2.1.1-r1)
(34/63) Installing pcre (8.38-r1)
(35/63) Installing git (2.8.3-r0)
(36/63) Installing xz-libs (5.2.2-r1)
(37/63) Installing lzo (2.09-r1)
(38/63) Installing squashfs-tools (4.3-r2)
(39/63) Installing libmagic (5.27-r0)
(40/63) Installing file (5.27-r0)
(41/63) Installing bzip2 (1.0.6-r5)
(42/63) Installing libbz2 (1.0.6-r5)
(43/63) Installing cdrkit (1.1.11-r2)
(44/63) Installing acct (6.6.2-r0)
(45/63) Installing lddtree (1.25-r2)
(46/63) Installing libuuid (2.28-r3)
(47/63) Installing libblkid (2.28-r3)
(48/63) Installing device-mapper (2.02.154-r0)
(49/63) Installing cryptsetup-libs (1.7.1-r0)
(50/63) Installing kmod (22-r0)
(51/63) Installing mkinitfs (3.0.5-r1)
(52/63) Installing mtools (4.0.18-r1)
(53/63) Installing alpine-sdk (0.4-r3)
(54/63) Installing ncurses-terminfo-base (6.0-r7)
(55/63) Installing ncurses-terminfo (6.0-r7)
(56/63) Installing ncurses-libs (6.0-r7)
(57/63) Installing readline (6.3.008-r4)
(58/63) Installing bash (4.3.42-r3)
(59/63) Installing libgit2-libs (0.24.1-r0)
(60/63) Installing libgit2 (0.24.1-r0)
(61/63) Installing openssh-client (7.2_p2-r3)
(62/63) Installing openssh-sftp-server (7.2_p2-r3)
(63/63) Installing openssh (7.2_p2-r3)
Executing busybox-1.24.2-r11.trigger
Executing ca-certificates-20160104-r4.trigger
OK: 198 MiB in 75 packages
---> f73132c8c72e
Removing intermediate container 7876608fa4e7
Step 4 : RUN pkg-config --print-errors --exists libgit2
---> Running in f69f97142e81
Package libgit2 was not found in the pkg-config search path.
Perhaps you should add the directory containing `libgit2.pc'
to the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable
Package 'libgit2', required by 'world', not found
The command '/bin/sh -c pkg-config --print-errors --exists libgit2' returned a non-zero code: 1

So what is it that is wrong? Why it can not see the installed libgit2 (0.24.1-r0). I really tried every possible way to get this one package built and installed in my docker container and I can not simply do it. I have no idea what is wrong. Please help me.

-------------- EDIT

The last command in my Dockerfile is actually taken from here

And certainly the issue depicted there and the one that I have is not the same

---------------- EDIT 2

Anyone interested in doing the effort all by your self can follow this -

FROM golang:1.7-alpine
RUN echo >> /etc/apk/repositories
RUN apk update && apk upgrade && apk add --no-cache bash git openssh alpine-sdk libcurl
RUN apk update && apk add cmake
RUN git clone git://
RUN git checkout v0.24.0 && rm -rf build && mkdir build && cd build \
&& cmake .. -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=$TARGET -DBUILD_CLAR=OFF && cmake --build . --target install
ENV PKG_CONFIG_PATH /go/libgit2/build/venv/lib/pkgconfig:$PKG_CONFIG_PATH

For a simpler and cleaner approach follow the accepted answer. This one only has the advantage of having libgit2 version which is not available via apk yet.

Answer Source

You are trying to compile a package using libgit2, so you need the libgit2-dev development package with the headers, pc file, etc.

This docker file file builds git2go successfully:

FROM golang:1.7-alpine
RUN apk update && apk upgrade && apk add --no-cache bash git openssh alpine-sdk libgit2-dev
RUN go get -v