Hola Go devs!
Golang has an amazing compile experience. It’s quick, a lot of errors are caught because of static typing, cross-compilation is effortless and the binary just works. Not having to install a runtime is the way it should be.
I don’t usually encounter a problem with this setup, but a recent project requires me to use Go plugins. With plugins, instead of an executable, I create an
.so (shared object) file when I compile my Go code.
When I first tried to load my plugin with a Go app in an Alpine container, I get this error message:
standard_init_linux.go:211: exec user process caused "no such file or directory"
At the time I figured this out, googling that error did not return many useful results. Turns out the fix was pretty simple, in your Dockerfile with the Go plugin add this line:
RUN apk add --no-cache libc6-compat
It seems that my plugin had dependencies that required some C libraries that didn’t exist in the base Alpine image. I tried disabling
CGO when building the plugins but no luck.
This solution worked best for me. Hopefully, it saves you a lot of search time!