I am trying to deploy a containerized webapp on Openshift by a helm chart. When I deploy the app I get the following error in the pod logs -

  Type     Reason          Age                   From               Message

  Normal   Pulled          14m                   kubelet            Successfully pulled image "<private-gitlab-registry-docker-image>:latest" in 3.787555091s
  Warning  Failed          14m                   kubelet            Error: container create failed: time="2022-11-11T13:51:47Z" level=error msg="runc create failed: unable to start container process: exec: \"python3 src/myapp.py\": stat python3 src/myapp.py: no such file or directory"

Here is the dockerfile -

FROM <private-gitlab-registry-centos-image>

ADD files/etc/yum.repos.d/* /etc/yum.repos.d/

RUN yum update -y


RUN yum install -y python-keystoneclient python3-flask python3-keystoneauth1 python3-redis python3-werkzeug python3-pip python3-keystoneclient
RUN pip install flask-caching

COPY . /app

ENTRYPOINT [ "python3" ]

CMD [ "src/myapp.py" ]

When I manually try to run this docker image, it works just fine. But when I deploy it on Kubernetes, kubelet throws the above error.

  • Do you have src and myapp.py in it - check the file structure in docker? Also I saw that usually is used instead of ENTRYPOINT and CMD, only CMD [“python”, “./main.py”] Nov 11, 2022 at 16:34
  • @TsvetoslavTsvetkov The file structure is correct. The container runs fine if I run it manually. Moreover, I tried changing the command to "ls app" and I get the same error - level=error msg="runc create failed: unable to start container process: exec: \"ls app/\": stat ls app/: no such file or directory". Also, I tried removing entrypoint and just adding the contents in CMD like you said but still I get "no such file or dierctory" error.
    – Masquerade
    Nov 11, 2022 at 16:36
  • Could you share pod yaml definition? Instead of ls app/, have you tried to pwd, or ls? otherwise, command: [ "/bin/sh" ] and args: [ "-c", "sleep 86400" ], then get in and troubleshoot it live.
    – SYN
    Nov 12, 2022 at 13:41


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