Normally, docker containers are run using the user root. I'd like to use a different user, which is no problem using docker's USER directive. But this user should be able to use sudo inside the container. This command is missing.
Here's a simple Dockerfile for this purpose:
FROM ubuntu:12.04 RUN useradd docker && echo "docker:docker" | chpasswd RUN mkdir -p /home/docker && chown -R docker:docker /home/docker USER docker CMD /bin/bash
Running this container, I get logged in with user 'docker'. When I try to use sudo, the command isn't found. So I tried to install the sudo package inside my Dockerfile using
RUN apt-get install sudo
This results in Unable to locate package sudo