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A cache for custom private pipeline image



Is there a way how to cache  a custom private image for pipeline, please?

The custom image is pulled every time and it  increases unnecessarily the build time.

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Hi František,

if you are talking about the base image used in your `bitbucket-pipelines.yml` file, then unfortunately there is no way to cache private docker images. This is actually a limitation of the Docker Registry we are using.


Hi, Is this still the case? For example, my pipeline looks like the following:

pdflatex main.tex

But I don't think that the base image is being cached. 

@Antoine Büsch Is this something that's being worked on? We have private images hosted on AWS ECR and would benefit greatly from these images being cached.


Edit: Official feature request:

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@Antoine Büsch Same here, really need this.

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same here, each time to pull my image from aws-ecr i need 20-30 seconds

We also really would like to have this as we rely on custom private Docker base images heavily and at the moment pulling those Docker images from our custom Nexus Docker registry takes around 5 minutes (!) for every build. And yes, we could maybe move to a cloud Docker registry but then we still very much would want to have this.

Has this been implemented now ? Can we cache private images hosted on private registries ?

Not to my knowledge, but it would be nice!

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