Building a Dockerfile using Bitbucket pipeline

I have a project on Bitbucket, which contains a Dockerfile used to build the project.

After each push I want Bitbucket to build that Dockerfile (and send me an Email in case of errors).


The pipeline should be able to do so, but I'm not sure hot to set it up correctly for building Dockerfiles.

I tried the following: 

image: docker

    - step:
          - docker build .

However this will not work, because the docker image does not include bash. Even if I add bash to the image it will complain because no docker server process is running.

Another solution would be telling dockerhub to pull that repository, but I don't want to publish the result, yet.


So is there a way to build the project simply using the Bitbucket pipeline feature?

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'Running or building Docker images from your scripts' is not supported yet (see Limitations of Bitbucket Pipelines) - please watch and vote for the following issue to guide Atlassian's roadmap in this regard:


This is now resolved! You can view the official docs here.

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