I have a Go application that I build into a binary and distribute as a Docker image.
Currently, I'm using
ubuntu as my base image, but this causes an issue where if a user tries to use a Timezone other than UTC or their local timezone, they get an error stating:
pod error: panic: open /usr/local/go/lib/time/zoneinfo.zip: no such file or directory
This error is caused because the LoadLocation package in Go requires that file.
I can think of two ways to fix this issue:
Continue using the
ubuntubase image, but in my Dockerfile add the commands:
RUN apt-get install -y tzdata
Use one of Golang's base images, eg.
What would be the recommended way? I'm not sure if I need to or should be using a Golang image since this is the container where the pre-built binary runs. My understanding is that Golang images are good for building the binary in the first place.