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Docker Image Artifact unavailable on Following Steps Edited


I am trying to build a docker image in one step, and then deploy it to a container registry in another step. I am following the example laid out in Bitbucket pipeline Validator. My steps look like this:

- step: &build-docker-image
name: Build Docker Image
- maven
- docker
- node

- ./mvnw verify -Pprod -DskipTests
- WARFILE=( "target"/*.war )
- echo $WARFILE
- cp $WARFILE src/main/docker/app.war
- docker build -t foobar -f src/main/docker/Dockerfile src/main/docker
- docker save foobar --output foobar-dockerimg.tar
- docker
- foobar-dockerimg.tar

This step runs successfully, and the output indicates that it has successfully stored the artifact (the artifact is also available for download in the Artifacts tab for the Step):

Searching for files matching artifact pattern foobar-dockerimg.tarArtifact pattern foobar-dockerimg.tar matched 1 files with a total size of 205 MiBCompressed files matching artifact pattern foobar-dockerimg.tar to 167 MiB in 9 secondsUploading artifact of 167 MiBSuccessfully uploaded artifact in 9 seconds

This is the second task that needs to use the artifact to publish:

- step: &publish-docker-img-prodcr
name: Publish Artifacts -> Prod CR
- maven
- docker
- node
- echo "*** Publishing Application Version:${CVC_APP_VERSION} to ${AZ_CR_SERVER_PROD}"
- ls -lah
- pwd
- docker load --input ./foobar-dockerimg.tar
- ... publishing stuff...
- docker
- foobar-dockerimg.tar

When the step executes, the "Build setup" output indicates that it has successfully downloaded my artifact:

Artifact "foobar-dockerimg.tar": DownloadingArtifact "foobar-dockerimg.tar": Downloaded 167 MiB in 5 secondsArtifact "foobar-dockerimg.tar": ExtractingArtifact "foobar-dockerimg.tar": Extracted in 1 seconds

Unfortunately, the `docker load --input ./foobar-dockerimg.tar` command in the second step always fails with the message:

+ docker load --input ./foobar-dockerimg.tar

open ./foobar-dockerimg.tar: no such file or directory


The `ls -lah` command in the step confirms that the foobar-dockerimg.tar artifact is not available in the build directory (i.e. this doesn't appear to be an issue with the `docker load` command. 

Is there something I am missing with respect to how artifacts work? Am i doing anything obviously wrong here?

1 answer

On a related note, I tried replacing the docker image .tar file with a vanilla text file (so, in Step #1 the artifact is created via `touch foobar.txt` and I add some data via `echo "some data" >> foobar.txt`. This foobar.txt file artifact is successfully delivered to my build workspace on Step #2.

The fact that the foobar.txt file is being delivered properly on Step #2 suggests that my general approach to publishing and consuming artifacts between steps is valid. I suspect one of two things is going on:

  1. The docker image .tar file is too large, or some other system constraint is preventing a successful download. In any case, the Bitbucket logging doesn't indicate any constraint violation.
  2. There is a bug in pipelines, where the artifact isn't downloaded successfully to the workspace, or, the build steps are kicked off before the artifact is downloaded successfully.

Of course, I could also be missing something obvious. But my approach here is based on the Docker example provided by Bitbucket, so I'm not sure what I could be doing wrong.

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