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Pipelines - aws: command not found Edited

I'm trying to install AWS CLI using pipelines with the following commands :

# Installe and init AWS CLI
- apt-get update && apt-get install -y python-dev
- curl -O
- python
- pip install --upgrade --user awscli

Then when I run : 

aws --version

Throws this error  

bash: aws: command not found


Any help?

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edwin Community Leader Feb 28, 2019

Hi @Augusto Cordero ,

Install awscli from apt

- apt-get update && apt-get install -y awscli
- aws --version

Thanks, it works for me.

It seems that the version installed with this command is not the latest version and cannot handle the aws commands : ecr and ecs, which are what I need.

edwin Community Leader Feb 28, 2019

I would then recommend using Python 3

- apt-get update && apt-get install -y python3-pip 
- pip3 install -U awscli
- aws --version

Ok, with this version the commands are working properly. Thanks.

Edwin - Do you have another base image for builds you can recommend that already contains the aws CLI?

edwin Community Leader May 16, 2019

Hi @AJ Steers ,

If all your doing is running awscli commands in the image, then i would recommend a lightweight alpine image .. governmentpaas/awscli - which is based on governmentpaas/curl-ssl

More options - awscli docker hub

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Thanks very much! I'm also looking for python3.5+ so I might just have to roll my own image to get both. I did a quick search on dockerhub but nothing popped up.

I did end up building my own image `aaronsteers/builder:python3.7-aws`. I've setup automated build and made the image public on

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Atlassian also has an alpine image for the awscli:

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