We use Dokku to develop, deploy and run internal applications as well as demo or staging systems for our customers. During maintenance work on our Dokku setup we noticed a deprecation warning of the Dokku package that we used.
The buildpack allows to install software packages via aptitude from
- the operating system's standard package repository
- packages from the local file systems
- packages GET-able via an URL
- packages from 3rd party repositories
Just like using aptitude over the CLI by apt-get install <package-name> you specify the package-names you want to install in your application container. Just place the package-names one-by-one in an Aptfile in the root folder of your project.
Local and remote package files
Any *.deb file accessible via a local path or an URL can be installed by providing the path or URL. They belong in the Aptfile just like package-name.
3rd party repositories
Write the additional repositories to a sources.list in the root folder of your project. The *.gpg-files belong into a trusted.gpg.d folder also in the project's root.
How to use it and contribute
If you want to use the buildpack yourself please follow the instructions on GitHub. As a starter create the sample .buildpacks and Aptfile.