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Docker Images with Ko

Since v1.15.

You can also use ko to build and publish Docker container images.

Please notice that ko will build your binary again. That shouldn't increase the release times too much, as it'll use the same build options as the build pipe when possible, so the results will probably be cached.

Warning

Ko only runs on the publish phase, so it might be a bit hard to test — you might need to push to a fake repository (or a fake tag) when playing around with its configuration.

# .goreleaser.yaml
kos:
-
  # ID of this image.
  id: foo

  # Build ID that should be used to import the build settings.
  build: build-id

  # Main path to build.
  #
  # Defaults to the build's main.
  main: ./cmd/...

  # Working directory used to build.
  #
  # Defaults to the build's dir.
  working_dir: .

  # Base image to publish to use.
  #
  # Defaults to cgr.dev/chainguard/static.
  base_image: alpine

  # Repository to push to.
  #
  # Defaults to the value of $KO_DOCKER_REPO.
  repository: ghcr.io/foo/bar

  # Platforms to build and publish.
  #
  # Defaults to linux/amd64.
  platforms:
  - linux/amd64
  - linux/arm64

  # Tag templates to build and push.
  #
  # Defaults to `latest`.
  tags:
  - latest
  - '{{.Tag}}'

  # SBOM format to use.
  #
  # Defaults to spdx.
  # Valid options are: spdx, cyclonedx, go.version-m and none.
  sbom: none

  # Ldflags to use on build.
  #
  # Defaults to the build's ldflags.
  ldflags:
  - foo
  - bar

  # Flags to use on build.
  #
  # Defaults to the build's flags.
  flags:
  - foo
  - bar

  # Env to use on build.
  #
  # Defaults to the build's env.
  env:
  - FOO=bar
  - SOMETHING=value


  # Bare uses a tag on the KO_DOCKER_REPO without anything additional.
  #
  # Defaults to false.
  bare: true

  # Whether to preserve the full import path after the repository name.
  #
  # Defaults to false.
  preserve_import_paths: true

  # Whether to use the base path without the MD5 hash after the repository name.
  #
  # Defaults to false.
  base_import_paths: true

Refer to ko's project page for more information.

Example

Here's a minimal example:

# .goreleaser.yml
before:
  hooks:
    - go mod tidy

builds:
  - env: [ "CGO_ENABLED=1" ]
    binary: test
    goos:
    - darwin
    - linux
    goarch:
    - amd64
    - arch64

kos:
  - repository: ghcr.io/caarlos0/test-ko
    tags:
    - '{{.Version}}'
    - latest
    bare: true
    preserve_import_paths: false
    platforms:
    - linux/amd64
    - linux/arm64

This will build the binaries for linux/arm64, linux/amd64, darwin/amd64 and darwin/arm64, as well as the Docker images and manifest for Linux.