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Discussion on: Dockerizing a Django application

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Christian Brintnall

After a docker pull and docker image ls:

python 3.6-alpine f3e18b628c1b  5 days ago 79.3MB
python 3.6-slim    73ba0dc9fc6c  3 weeks ago 138MB

It's more what you do with them that matters. We've also noticed in the past that musl has some DNS issues, seen here:

I've always gone with the -slim variations with great success, they are often Debian based.

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luvpreet Author

Yes, turns out alpine is much slower and heavier. You can read more here