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How to update docker image in Bitbucket Pipelines


I have successfully followed the guides to create a custom docker image to be used with Bitbucket Pipelines. 

After doing so, I updated my docker image to add a few text files but when my pipeline step runs, I'm getting an error that the files cannot be found.

I have already performed the following debugging:

- checked the image to ensure the text files are there: yes

- added command to the pipeline step to list all the directories: the directory containing the files I need is missing


Is it possible to somehow "force refresh" the docker image/container used by Bitbucket Pipelines so that it updates with the missing files? If so, how to achieve this?


Thanks in advance.

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just trying to understand if I got correctly: 

What happens then if you use one images as base image for several pipelines and then you update it? 

Would I have to update the  tag for the base  on all the pipelines ? 


Thanks ! 

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Hi Celso,

Bitbucket Pipelines has a registry cache to speed up start-up times of builds. There is currently no way to refresh the cache (as other users could be using the same image).

The best solution I can offer is to update your Docker image with a different tag and then reference the new tag in your bitbucket-pipelines.yml configuration.



I tried creating a new tag and changing it in the bitbucket-pipelines.yml and still uses the old image.

Like josep likes this

What's the tag you created?

What does your bitbucket-pipelines.yml file look like?

Hello, I created 1.0 tag and there is no difference. Before I didn't use any tag, just image name.

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