Dockerfile for Flutter web app

Serve static web files via Nginx
By: Dániel Sipos on

Flutter is a great cross-platform development kit. I stated to learn about 1.5 years ago, and I like it! My first hobby project is I18Nature in this UI framework. This app use same experience as on mobile devices (Android, iOS) through the power of Flutter on the web too. In the following Dockerfile, I will show you, how to build static assets for web in Docker.


# Stage 1 - Install dependencies and build the app
FROM ubuntu:20.04 AS builder

RUN apt-get update
RUN apt-get install -y bash curl file git unzip xz-utils zip libglu1-mesa
RUN apt-get clean

# Clone the flutter repo
RUN git clone /usr/local/flutter

# Set flutter path
# RUN /usr/local/flutter/bin/flutter doctor -v
ENV PATH="/usr/local/flutter/bin:/usr/local/flutter/bin/cache/dart-sdk/bin:${PATH}"

# Change stable channel
RUN flutter channel stable

# Enable web capabilities
RUN flutter config --enable-web
RUN flutter upgrade
RUN flutter pub global activate webdev

# RUN flutter doctor -v

# Copy files to container and build
RUN mkdir /app
COPY . /app
RUN flutter pub get
RUN flutter build web

# Stage 2 - Create the run-time image
FROM nginx:stable-alpine AS runner

COPY default.conf /etc/nginx/conf.d
# COPY package.json /usr/share/nginx/html
COPY --from=builder /app/build/web /usr/share/nginx/html

Nginx - default.conf

server {
    listen       80;
    listen  [::]:80;
    server_name  localhost;

    #access_log  /var/log/nginx/host.access.log  main;

    root /usr/share/nginx/html;

    location / {
        try_files $uri $uri/ /index.html;

    # redirect server error pages to the static page /50x.html
    error_page   500 502 503 504  /50x.html;
    location = /50x.html {
        root   /usr/share/nginx/html;


Finally, It is a simple solution to have a part of a CI/CD process. Docker build produce a small-sized nginx image.

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