Tuesday, October 11, 2016

How to stop "Docker maven builds" downloading the whole maven repository everytime

When you google for this problem you can find different answers with different types of mounting of m2 folder. But if you are planing to mount your local m2 folder into Docker that is not really a very clean solution. The problem with that is the Docker build you are planing can be biased based on your local builds you have.

So I asked the question in stackoverflow and here is docker-compose.yml of my final working solution

version: '2'
    build: .
    container_name: client
      - m2repo:/root/.m2/repository

Now when you run the system for the 2nd time, it will not load the maven content form the internet spending hours downloading them.