SSL: CERTIFICATE_VERIFY_FAILED error in a docker container

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I'm running into the following error message when I do easy_install pip:

root@ff45b7b74944:/# easy_install pip
Searching for pip
Reading https://pypi.python.org/simple/pip/
Download error on https://pypi.python.org/simple/pip/: [SSL: CERTIFICATE_VERIFY_FAILED] certificate verify failed (_ssl.c:590) -- Some packages may not be found!
Couldn't find index page for 'pip' (maybe misspelled?)
Scanning index of all packages (this may take a while)
Reading [--https link here, like above--]
Download error on https://pypi.python.org/simple/: [SSL: CERTIFICATE_VERIFY_FAILED] certificate verify failed (_ssl.c:590) -- Some packages may not be found!
No local packages or download links found for pip
error: Could not find suitable distribution for Requirement.parse('pip')

This is run in a docker container that runs on ubuntu:latest. I'm leaning towards the fact that it can't do openssl stuff (https link), but I'm not completely certain. If anyone has a solution or any troubleshooting methods, I'd love to find out.

Thanks.

Best Answer

  • adding RUN apt-get install ca-certificates to my Dockerfile worked for me.