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Build Amazon EC2 AMI image using a Dockerfile

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Build Amazon EC2 AMI image using a Dockerfile

Beware this is a work in progress, it work’s but it’s in need of a rewrite.


  • Only support operations RUN, COPY at the moment
  • Doesn’t correctly quote Bash $var at moment


Requires a ~/.boto config file for Credentials:

aws_access_key_id = <access key>
aws_secret_access_key = <secret key>

There is a separate config file for the script in either “/etc/docker-build-ami.conf” or “~/.docker-build-ami.conf”.

# Temporary directory
tmp_dir = /tmp

# Name tag for host building AMI image
# host_tag = 'docker-build-ami'

# Region
# region = eu-west-1

# Instance type
# instance_type = m3.medium

# Subnet ID
# subnet_id = subnet-123abc45


usage: docker-build-ami [-h] [-c CONFIG] [-d] [-r] [-t] [-s] [-n] [-i] [-u]

optional arguments:
  -h, --help            show this help message and exit
  -c CONFIG, --config CONFIG
                    Configuration file
  -d, --debug           Print debug info
  -r, --region          AWS region
  -t, --instance-type   EC2 instance type
  -s, --subnet-id       AWS subnet id
  -n, --image-name      AMI image name
  -i, --image-id        AMI image ID
  -u, --image-user      AMI image user


  • Move credentials to config file
  • Rewrite and cleanup

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